'I don’t understand' - Sutton makes Twitter admission about Celtic display v Zenit
Celtic icon Chris Sutton has admitted he can’t understand why Brendan Rodgers’ side performed so badly against Zenit St. Petersburg in the second leg of their round of 32 clash with the Russians.
After winning 1-0 against Roberto Mancini’s side in last week’s first leg at Celtic Park, the Scottish champions were outclassed by the Russians on Thursday night – losing 3-0 on the night to bring their European campaign to an end for the season.
The Scottish champions were the much better side in the first leg at Celtic Park as Callum McGregor’s goal separated the sides but were nowhere near that standard on Thursday night.
BT Sport pundit Sutton thinks the Hoops “froze” in St. Petersburg as Zenit booked their place in Friday’s last 16 draw in Nyon.
“I don’t understand how in seven days after such a great performance the team can perform that badly… they froze,” Sutton said on his personal Twitter account.
I don’t understand how in 7 days after such a great performance the team can perform that badly… they froze https://t.co/Ehv5cRreyt
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 22, 2018
Rodgers’ side fell behind to Branislav Ivanovic’s early header before goals from Daler Kuzyaev and Aleksandr Kokorin secured a comfortable win for Zenit in the $1billion Krestovsky Stadium.
Celtic’s attention will now turn to securing a seventh successive Scottish title after recent results have opened to door for Old Firm rivals Rangers and third-placed Aberdeen to close to within nine points of the Hoops in the table.
The Parkhead side travel to Pittodrie on Sunday to face Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen, 24 hours after the Gers take on Hearts at Ibrox.
In other Celtic news, Patrick Roberts may make his return from injury against Aberdeen on Sunday
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