Soccer-Celtic boss Postecoglou wants mentality change after Leipzig loss

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said his side needed to have a “stronger mentality” and play for more than just survival after their 3-1 Champions League loss to RB Leipzig on Wednesday. Two goals from Andre Silva and another from Nkunku handed Celtic their second loss in three Group F matches. The Scottish champions host Leipzig in Glasgow on Tuesday.

“For us to overcome this difficulty of being a good team and getting results, we need to have a stronger belief and mentality, but it’s not easy, it comes with experience,” Postecoglou said. . “We have to stay really positive in our mindset and with the way we play our football. If we do that, we give ourselves a better chance.

“If you play for survival that’s all you’ll get, you’re not going anywhere.” Celtic suffered a blow during the match when captain Callum McGregor had to be taken off in the 37th minute.

“He twisted his knee at first goal and made a huge effort to come back and it was his toe that played (Nkunku). It doesn’t look good but we’ll see what the doctors say” , added Postecoglou. . There was also bad news for Leipzig with captain and goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi suffering from a serious knee injury.

The Hungarian international suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be out for a long time, the club have said.

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