First Team

Celtic Reaction: Daniel Stendel

12th February 2020

Daniel Stendel believes his players can bounce back from tonight’s bruising defeat to Celtic because they’ve done it before.

The Jambos suffered a 5-0 defeat in Glasgow and while the manager admits his players’ confidence has taken a hit he insists everybody must pull together for Saturday’s match against Hamilton Accies.

Speaking after the game, Daniel said: ““It was difficult, to be honest. I want to try to give the players the feeling that we had a chance.

“I think our plan was good, but our game was not. Tonight, we played rabbits in the headlights.

“It’s very difficult for us to keep our confidence and stay together, but the only way for us to do that is to look ahead to Saturday, it is a big, big game for us.

“Last week against Kilmarnock was a big punch for us, but we showed a reaction on Saturday and won in the cup.

“There has been a lot of games, I think 6 in the last 18 games and we don’t have as many options to change positions, so we struggle sometimes but none of this matters.

“This is our situation, and Saturday means we need to fight to win every ball, every duel, this is what our fans expect from us and what I expect from all of my players.”