Ange Postecoglou was in no mood to play along with the ‘lucky Celtic’ narrative initiated by Robbie Neilson.
The Hearts boss had jumped on a marginal call for Kyogo Furuhashi’s goal that, even 24 hours later, hasn’t been conclusively proven either way.
Rather than ask Postecoglou some questions of her own Jane Lewis of BBC Scotland opted to relay the thoughts of Neilson to the Celtic boss. Ange was having none of it.
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Since he arrived in Scotland six months ago the Australian has had a slightly uneasy relationship with the media.
He has been as courteous as possible but there have been some questions asked which said more of the questioner than they did of the Celtic manager.
After a convincing 2-0 win over Ferencvaros Alasdair Lamont of BBC Scotland wondered if Celtic had deserved the points. Ahead of facing Bayer Leverkusen someone wanted to know Ange’s thoughts on ticket allocations for a cup final four weeks away.
Lewis tried to keep the theme going but facing similar faces and contrived questions four or more times a week seems to be increasingly testing the patience of the Celtic manager.