Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou put a translator in his place when he was abruptly interrupted during his post-match press conference following the 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw, Poland. The Scottish champions were excellent but couldn’t find a way to earn the three points despite taking 16 shots on goal.
Celtic were ahead within 10 minutes when Artem Bondarenko turned into his own net after Reo Hatate fired past goal.
The Ukrainian side were level before half-time when Mykhaylo Mudryk, who had attracted interest from Arsenal, Everton and Brentford, finished with confidence ahead of the rushing Joe Hart.
When he spoke to the media after the match, Postecoglou was not in good spirits despite his team’s impressive performances and, unfortunately for the translator, he was the man in the line of fire.
The translator interrupted the Aussie to say, “I’m sorry, the volume is too low, I can’t hear. Can you please speak closer to the microphone?”
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Postecoglou fired back, “Can you just…instead of telling me what to do, can we just keep it really short so we can walk in and out? Please don’t correct me. Let’s keep it simple . “
He then continued before asking a reporter, “Hear that okay? Alright, thank you.”
The 57-year-old was recently linked with the Brighton vacancy due to his excellent work north of the border in Glasgow.
Celtic are now third in Group F after picking up just one point from their opening two games.
Next, RB Leipzig visit Celtic Park as the Hoops look to take a step towards qualifying for the knockout stages.
The German side have lost both of their matches so far in Europe and Celtic will take great inspiration from beating Leipzig 2-1 in the 2018/19 Europa League group stages.
Overall, Postecoglou was pleased with his side’s performance as he believes it shows they belong at this level in Europe’s elite club competition.
“I just thought there was real growth in our team and the way we handled everything,” Postecoglou added.
“It’s the highest level of club football, every game is under pressure, every moment is important. You absolutely have to win everything at this level.
“It wasn’t three points, but the performance was the most encouraging part. Last week [in 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid] we were good for 55, 60 minutes and then the opposition kind of got hold of us.
“Here you are a long way from home and they have shown resilience and mental toughness to keep playing our football. At this level it is encouraging.”
Celtic also got off to a flying start in their Scottish Premiership campaign, taking maximum points from six matches and beating Rangers 3-0 in the process.