By James Black
Celtic winger Scott Sinclair admitted Celtic were nowhere near good enough against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night – and tipped the big-spending French side to lift the trophy in May.
Sinclair played the full 90 minutes as Brendan Rodgers’ side equalled Celtic’s worst home defeat since 1895.
An Edinson Cavani double, goals from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and an own goal from Mikael Lustig leaves the Hoops bottom of their group after the first round of games but Sinclair believes PSG have the quality in their side to win the trophy for the first time.
‘They are up there,’ Sinclair said after the final whistle, as quoted by the Daily Mail website.
‘You saw the quality of players they have and the amount of money they spent. They are top-class players.
‘I’m sure they will be looking to win the competition. They have got the players to do that and they showed against us their qualities.’
PSG have added Dani Alves, Yuri Berchiche, Neymar and Kylian Mbabbe in a summer spending spree worth well over £360million as they attempt to break into the elite group of top European clubs.
If Unai Emery’s side can go all the way to May’s final in Kiev, it will be their first European Cup/Champions League final and only their second European final after lifting the then-UEFA Cup in 1996.
After last night’s demoralising loss, Celtic face Ross County at Celtic Park as they look to secure a seventh successive league title.
Sinclair has scored 8 times in 11 appearances so far this season for the Hoops and the former Manchester City winger will be hoping he can outdo last season’s return of 25 strikes in 50 games as he helped his side to a domestic treble without losing a single game.
In other Celtic news, the club have launched a £1.5million bid to sign a midfielder from Premier League giants.