Celtic were booed off the pitch by their home fans after a 1-1 draw with Dundee United, leaving them six points behind leaders Rangers.
Rangers ended Celtic’s nine-year winning streak in the Scottish Premiership last season, with Steven Gerrard guiding the team to their first league title since 2011.
Abada gave Celtic the lead in the 16th minute[/caption]
But Harkes fought back two minutes later[/caption]
The loss led to a lot of soul-searching for Celtic, which resulted in the sacking of five-time league-winning manager Neil Lennon.
Greek-Australian manager Ange Postecoglou has been named Glasgow’s new boss, with supporters quickly questioning his credentials.
And those same fans had their say again today, with Celtic falling behind early in the title race after another disappointing result.
Postecoglou was clearly frustrated with one of his sides three shots of wood[/caption]
The players were booed full-time as a Liel Abada opener was knocked out by Dundee’s Ian Harkes two minutes later, securing his side’s first point at Parkhead since 2011.
Postecoglou stood up after the match, choosing to relieve his team.
“Sometimes as a manager you just have to take responsibility for the result away from the players,” he said.
“The players gave their all today, we created enough chances to win comfortably and it wasn’t for lack of trying, we hit the crossbar three or four times.
Ex-Australia boss has had a rough start, starting with a Champions League playoff loss[/caption]
“From that point of view the players will be motivated for Thursday and we just have to let them recover now and refresh them. “
Celtic outscored their opponents 22-12 in the game, hitting the frame of the goal three times.
Postecoglou chose to look at the positives after the draw, while also referring to his team’s injuries.
“I’m disappointed for the guys, we created enough chances to win a few games,” he said.
“Unfortunately, they didn’t replace us today, the players tried hard, but they didn’t.
“Even at the end, we were still creating chances, good chances.
“We couldn’t really change the game from the bench, but we were always threatening to move forward as we tried to get that second goal to open them up, but it didn’t come.”