Date: 14th September 2017 at 6:35am
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By James Black

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic admits his side didn’t play well against Paris Saint-Germain.

The 23-year-old defender conceded the first-half penalty which Edinson Cavani scored to give the big-spending French side a 3-0 lead.

Two more second half goals from Unai Emery’s side consigned the Hoops to their worst home defeat since 1895 and Simunovic wasn’t happy with their performance.

The Bhoy’s midfield struggled to have any impact on the game whatsoever as Adrien Rabiot dictated the pace of the game for PSG.

The French side never looked threatened by their hosts and had a goal disallowed just before Neymar opened the scoring to round off a quick counter.

Bosnian international Simunovic had as poor a game as anyone in a Celtic shirt but believed his team improved in the second-half.

“The score says everything,” Simunovic told Celtic TV, as quoted on their website.

“We didn’t play well in the first-half and in the second-half we looked better.”

Simunovic only returned to the side from injury against Hamilton last weekend and was paired with Mikael Lustig in a makeshift Hoops defence against the most-expensive forward-line in football.

Neymar, Mbabbe and Cavani cut through Celtic with ease at times and Celtic were lucky it wasn’t a much worse result.

PSG kept Celtic pinned back for long spells of the game, dominating possession and showing what £700m of footballing talent gets you.

The Hoops next game in the Champions League is away to Belgian side Anderlecht, who lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich, on September 27th.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will need to get a good result to have any hope of finishing third in the group and securing a place in the Europa League.

Before that, however, the Hoops face Ross County and bitter rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

In other Celtic news, the club have launched a £1.5million bid to sign a midfielder from Premier League giants.

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