“We can have a great St Patrick’s Day and celebrate with the Celtic fans,” Elena Sadiku

Our Exclusive interview with Elena Sadiku, Celtic FC Women manager ahead of the St Patrick’s Day Glasgow Derby against theRangers in the SWPL1…

Celtic Shorts spoke to both Elena Sadiku and Caitlin Hayes yesterday ahead of Celtic FC Women’s  huge match this Sunday against theRangers in the SWPL1. It’s the first match of the post-split fixtures and a Celtic victory will narrow the gap to just one point, heating up the title race considerably.  We’ll start with the manager’s interview before covering what the Ireland International defender had to say to us…

Very confident in the team

“I’m very confident in the team. I think obviously there has been great news about players coming back from injury, and then having Tash Flint back after last season.. But I also think that we have made the team very strong together, and I think that has been a key as to why we are looking better, and better every game we play,” Elena Sadiku told Celtic Shorts.

I can tell you, it was not Celtic

“I think it’s no secret that our second half performance at Ibrox was something that we are proud of. After the game, you could see who was the happiest about the point and I can tell you, it was not Celtic.

“But I also think that we started the game poor. We grew into the game, and I feel like in the second half, it wasn’t even the full potential what I believe this team has.

“I think we can give even more, and hopefully we can give more on Sunday. So that’s something I’m really looking forward to seeing.”

Elena, in her third month in the job, has already grown to appreciate what it means to be the manager of Celtic FC Women and the importance of the Celtic support in creating something very special at the club. We asked for the manager’s thoughts on our support being banned from attending the recent fixture at Ibrox.

“For me, when we got told that our fans wouldn’t be able to go to the game because (the)Rangers took the tickets away, I think that only gave our players more motivation to give our best.

A great St Patrick’s Day together

“It just shows how much the fans mean to us. To play at home and have our own fans back, will mean everything for us because we play for them as much as we play for ourselves. So I really hope that we can have a great St Patrick’s Day together, and celebrate the best possible way together with the fans,” Elena told Celtic Shorts.

Ticket Details

Why not make it a St Patrick’s Day to remember by getting along to the big Glasgow Derby at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie on Sunday afternoon and ROAR the Ghirls onto victory. This vital SWPL1 match kicks-off at 4.10pm and this Celtic side is as strong as it’s been all season and determined to get a St Patrick’s Day victory for the Celtic supporters.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for children (U16) and there’s an Adult and Child (U16) option at £13. You can purchase your tickets HERE.


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