Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou hoping 'pretty special' full house will bring Europa League success

The Celtic manager and his players took the acclaim of a 24,500 crowd after thrashing Dundee 6-0 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday; now Postecoglou is looking for the fans to come out in numbers for the Europa League third qualifying round second leg against Jablonec

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou salutes the crowd after the Scottish Premiership game against Dundee
Image: Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou salutes the crowd after the Scottish Premiership game against Dundee

Ange Postecoglou is hoping the "massive buzz" his Celtic side received from the Parkhead faithful against Dundee can be replicated on Thursday for their Europa League clash against Jablonec.

The Celtic manager and his players took the acclaim of a 24,500 crowd after thrashing Dundee 6-0 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

The dominant manner of the performance gave supporters hope for the season, especially on the back of Rangers' shock defeat by Dundee United the previous day.

Now Postecoglou is looking for the fans to come out in numbers for the Europa League third qualifying round second leg against Jablonec after capacity limits were eased.

The Australian said of the fans' welcome on Sunday: "It was a massive buzz. How could it not be? Right from the moment the buses arrived.

"Everyone I've spoken to has told me it's going to be pretty special, and I'm talking about people who have experienced some pretty unique atmospheres.

"I can see why. Every week we've been getting more and more in and it's got louder and louder. The energy they bring is brilliant.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Dundee

Although Celtic are 4-2 ahead from the first-leg, Postecoglou is taking nothing for granted and knows his side cannot assume they have turned the corner.

"Look, I didn't buy into it too much in the first couple of weeks, when things were not going that well," he said. "I'm not getting carried away now. We've still got a long way to go.

"We have to play this kind of football on a consistent basis. We're not going to win 6-0 every week. It might be 1-0, but we want to show that level of intent in every game.

"We've done that in previous games, but only for certain parts. In both Midtjylland games, the Hearts game, and again last midweek, we did it in bits.

"For us to be the team I want us to be we need to do it consistently for 90 minutes and over a series of games. We're nowhere near it yet.

"Thursday night is part of that. European football is very important to us. We've got ourselves into a good position and there's going to be a packed house here.

"I can't wait to feel the atmosphere and I'm sure the players are looking forward to it. It's a good opportunity for us to keep the momentum going."

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