Ange Postecoglou has done quite well at Celtic till now all things considered. At the end of the day, he does have a tough task on his hands, taking a side that finished 25 points behind the Rangers just last season and turning them into Premiership title contenders.
The results till now have been mixed although the football at times has been brilliant and is a cause for excitement. Postecoglou’s side did not start the season well and were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers early while tasting defeat against Hearts in their Premiership season opener as well.
They managed to turn it around pretty well, going on a brilliant six-game winning streak and securing their spot in the group stage of the Europa League. But two defeats on the trot, including the last one against the Rangers at Ibrox, means that the Hoops will need to bounce back after the international break.
One big decision that Postecoglou has to make moving forward involves the right-back spot with both Anthony Ralston and Josip Juranovic at the club now.
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Juranovic or Ralston – who should be the first-choice Celtic right-back?
Ralston deserves a lot of praise for his performances this season. Many believed right-back to be one of the team’s weaknesses coming into the season but the 22-year-old has quickly turned it into one of their biggest strengths with his solid displays at the back while showing a lot of quality going forward as well.
On current form, Ralston cannot be dropped. But then, the club have signed Juranovic this summer and the Croatian international made his debut for them against the Rangers, but at left-back. Considering the circumstances, one has to feel that he put in a decent performance on the day.
One has to wonder what the future holds for Juranovic moving forward though. He appears to be too good of a player to sit on the bench but then, Ralston has been sensational as well and deserves to play. Thus, it is safe to say that Postecoglou has a tough decision on his hands and it will be interesting to see how he handles things.