Cluj Are Average Team - Celtic Legend Disappointed

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2019

You've got to do the basics well - you've got to stop crosses, close people down, get your head on things - and it was nearly as if we scored and wanted to switch off.

"In the first half we were so passive", said Lennon.

"The morale in the squad is excellent at the moment and we are playing some nice football, but to go through in Glasgow, it's a miracle we need". You think that's the warning but then we do the exact same thing again.

Cluj were well worthy of a point last week if not more and they should take heart from the fact that Celtic conceded easily against them last week as well as two goals on Saturday. "The second half we really had a lot more urgency but the goals we conceded are insane".

That being said, Celtic should be the favourites, with an away goal in the bank, and the firepower from middle to front, we should see Celtic score a couple of goals.

"They have missed out on a good opportunity, we all have. We had more than enough quality out there to win the tie".

The Hoops could now drop into the Europa League for a third-straight season, so the best they can hope for now is to make a good account of themselves in Europe's secondary competition.

The victor from the tie will advance and take on Slavia Prague.

But Celtic are left counting the cost of missing out on the potential £30 million bounty on offer in the Champions League group stage. "We have to accept the criticism which comes our way - whether it be from the media, our own supporters or elsewhere".

Fans are very right to be furious tonight though.

"I can't believe it's the second time a team of mine have scored four goals in a Champions League match in Glasgow".

"What surprised me was our approach to the game".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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