Post Match InterviewsAuthor: Stuart Meldrum Date: Tuesday, 12th Dec 2006
Highlights from interviews given by Stephen Kenny and Gordon Strachan after the game against Celtic at EEP.
Kenny explains he doesn’t want to lose any fixture at home but was pleased with the performance of his side in the first half. He was happy with the persistence shown by the team in getting the late goal having not given up. Stephen went into the game with a realistic set-up but were not too defensive with Daquin, Muirhead and Crawford pushing forward and felt it was a huge step up from last weeks thumping from Kilmarnock. On the Cup draw he admits that the Cup is far from the most important thing going on at the club and would have preferred an easier draw, but believes his team will be a lot stronger by the time the game comes around in January.
Strachan of the flair up between Arthur Boruc and captain Neil Lennon explaining that it was Lennon’s “fear of defeat” which caused him to become aggressive. Gordon doesn’t condone his actions but can see why it happened and will decide later whether to fine any players involved. About the match he felt his was never really under any pressure and created nice positions to attack. Passing wasn’t too good and he singled this out as the difference between good and great teams. When asked about whether Celtic were to target Stephen Pressley he refused to give an answer but did say he was impressed by a lot of the Scottish players at Tynecastle.