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Postecoglou happy with Celtic despite slip

Ange Postecoglou was adamant he was happy with Celtic’s performance even though they struggled to create clear chances in a goalless draw at Hibernian.

The Hoops remain three points ahead of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership but they missed an opportunity on Sunday to crank up the heat even more on their city rivals, who later drew 2-2 with Motherwell.

However, former Socceroos boss Postecoglou insisted all that was missing from his team was a goal, even though they toiled to open up a well-organised Hibs defence.

“It was a good performance,” he said.

“We dominated the game, we played it on our terms, but obviously we didn’t get our rewards and didn’t get the goal we needed.

“But in terms of the performance, I thought the players, at a difficult venue on a difficult pitch with the opposition sitting deep for the most part, were good.

“Yeah, it’s hard when the opposition sit so deep. There are so many bodies in the box to try and find ways through.

“There were a couple of times when the ball just didn’t bounce our way in critical areas. But I thought the players efforts were excellent.”

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