Brendan Rodgers slams Celtic players after loss against Anderlecht
Brendan Rodgers has criticised some of his Celtic players who aren’t as good as they think they are.
The Parkhead manager was deeply unhappy with the Hoops’ performance in the 1-0 defeat to Anderlecht on Tuesday night that ended their Champions League campaign on a sour note.
The defeat didn’t prevent Celtic from qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa League, but that didn’t hold back Rodgers, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, from having a swipe at his players.
“Our technique was poor. The players could not play quickly enough and needed five or six touches on the ball,” he said.
“You have to see the game much quicker when you get to this level. Some of them think they are Champions League players but this is a good leveller for those guys to reflect on the performance and be better.”
The Celts’ Champions League campaign has been a bit of a let-down with only one victory and five defeats.
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The one victory was the 3-0 triumph in Belgium in September, and the other good performance in the run came in a battling 2-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in Glasgow, which saw James Forrest star as he ripped the German league leaders apart.
The two hammerings from French league leaders PSG that resulted in an aggregate score of 12-1 and the insipid performance against Anderlecht would have to be considered the low points.
Rodgers and his team are back in domestic action as they look to keep their seven point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership and domestic record unbeaten run going with a match against former manager Neil Lennon’s Hibs at Easter Road.
In other Celtic news, Moussa Dembele has admitted that a lack of quality let Celtic down against Anderlecht