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Celtic coach Clinton Larsen was satisfied with the manner in which his team
countered adversity during the 1-0 victory against Bidvest Wits on Friday
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Larson, who has had to negotiate a delicate transition at
the club, said the Wits fixture was always going to be a tough one for his
team, especially after the Students beat defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns
just days before that.
“We expected a tough game,” Larsen told the Sunday Independent.
“We watched them against Sundowns and they dominated that
game. We warned our players that Wits had a tendency of settling very quickly
in their home games.
“It was important for us to be compact in defence. We didn’t
to leave any room for them to exploit,” added Larsen.
The win helped Celtic consolidate their position in the top
half of the Premiership standings, as they moved up to sixth and naturally
Larson was wholly satisfied with the manner in which his players conducted themselves
during the fixture.
“Wits couldn’t break us in the middle, and that’s why they
made use of long balls to connect with their strikers up front. I am happy we
contained them,” added Larsen.
“The guys are now playing with more confidence and that is good.
They are no longer afraid to make mistakes and it has worked out just fine,”