Artificial system

The answer is – Celtic Boss Ange Postecoglou on the artificial pitch challenge

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has acknowledged playing on an artificial surface at Rugby Park on Sunday will present a different challenge for the reigning Scottish champions.

The Hoops began their title defense with a 2-0 win at home to Aberdeen thanks to goals from Stephen Welsh and Jota.

They then beat Ross County 3-1 away on Saturday, with late goals from new signing Moritz Jenz and Liel Abada securing all three points.

Next up for the Bhoys is a tough away game against Kilmarnock, with Postecoglou postulating difficulties thanks to the artificial surface at Rugby Park.

Postecoglou has paid tribute to Killie’s trainer Derek McInnes for his role in their promotion last year and believes their next opponents will be looking to keep them out of their stride.

Despite the challenges that come with playing on the artificial surface, the 56-year-old tactician stressed that the solutions had to be found by staying true to their brand of football.

Every week is a different challenge and this one will be different“Postecoglou says Celtic TV.

They got promoted last year and Derek McInnes did a good job bringing them up and I’m sure they’ll be looking forward to these games and seeing if they can disrupt us and stop us.

Playing on their site is another challenge on an artificial surface that affects our game so all of those things are there but whatever the challenge the answer is in our football and as long as we focus on our brand of football and that we believe in it. we will be fine.”

Celtic are currently top of the Scottish Premiership table after two matches, ahead of rivals Rangers on goal difference.