Post-match with A Celtic State of Mind – Hamilton Away

“It can always be difficult coming back from an international break and getting into the flow of things. At times during the match, we lacked urgency but the plastic surface never helps. Ultimately, Celtic got the threee points and can now focus on Thursday.” Declan McConville

“Mohamed Elyounoussi was introduced to Scottish football on an artificial pitch surrounded by just two permanent stands and a temporary cash-in construction in the peculiarly-named and utterly soulless Fountain of Youth Stadium.

His debut will undoubtedly be remembered on a personal level for assisting James Forrest in wrapping-up maximum points for the fifth league game in succession this season for Neil Lennon’s treble winners.

A Thursday night in Rennes will offer Elyounoussi the other side of Celtic, and the winger should feel confident that he has done enough to retain his starting berth in Celtic’s opening Europa League group game.” Paul John Dykes

“The only way to describe the performance today was a comfortable struggle. Coming back from the international break, there’s always the possibility of a slip up but the Bhoys managed to see it through in the end.

Rogic and Elyounoussi getting minutes should bear fruit in the coming weeks and the road to Rennes is now on for the thousands en route.” Colin Watt

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“Celtic were unable to maintain the energetic and promising start that brightened up a blustery and overcast lunch-time kick-off in Hamilton. The darting runs & neat flicks that sliced open the Hamilton defence in the initial exchanges to allow James Forrest to score what would be the winning goal could not be sustained.

A positive first-half run-out was traded in for a leggy second 45 minutes with focus now shifting to Europa League action in France on Thursday.

The perfect league start continues and another clean sheet secured for a new and developing back four.” Martin Donaldson

“This was instantly forgettable. One of those games that gets ticked off and forgotten by the time you get back to the bus. You’ve lost 90 minutes that you can’t get back but you’ve seen three points being secured. Three points that may make a difference.

This is the first time since 2010 that Celtic have won their opening five league games. We have shown two sides to our coin in those five games. Heads we can play, tails we can scrap it out. Kevin Graham

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⭐️ Man of the Match
🏆 Hamilton 0 Celtic 1

1️⃣ James Forrest
2️⃣ Scott Brown
3️⃣ Boli Bolingoli

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