ANGE POSTECOGLOU took a swipe at those who had prematurely written off his team’s title hopes after watching his side close the gap to Rangers at the top of the table to four points.

The Celtic manager was delighted with the performance of his team as they saw off Motherwell by two goals to nil at Fir Park, with goals from Joao Jota and former Motherwell man David Turnbull enough to give them their second away win in succession.

And when asked if he was pleased to have gained two points on the league leaders after Hearts held Rangers to a draw at Ibrox, Postecoglou said: “I thought the Premiership was over mate, so I’m not looking at the table any more.

“We are just doing our own thing so that result has zero significance. What’s more important to us is that we get more belief into the team.

“It’s one thing to get a victory here but to control the game should give the boys real belief and confidence moving forward.

“We have some big games coming up, starting on Tuesday [against Ferencvaros]. The main thing for us is to keep our heads down and run our own race.

“When you do that and you keep improving then you see where you end up.

“I thought it was a good performance as it’s not an easy place to come and try and control the game but we managed to do that.

“Motherwell have made a decent start to the season but I thought we were in control. We held the ball comfortably, scored two good goals, created chances and Joe Hart didn’t have a significant save to make.

“The most pleasing thing is that we managed to control the game at a difficult place.”