Roy Keane has launched a blistering attack on the Celtic team after a poor display saw them knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday night.
He accused them of being “bluffers” and that they had let the supporters down on a rough night in Russia.
Keane said that they only wanted the ball when the tie was already lost and accused them of a lack of courage and of letting the fans down.
Celtic were defending a slim 1-0 lead from the first leg but couldn’t make it stick and looked in trouble from the off as they conceded a sloppy early goal through Branislav Ivanovic.
Things got worse quickly and celtic never looked like getting back in the tie with Dorus de Vries and Mikael Lustig coming in for criticism.
Talking on ITV, as quoted by the Daily Record, Keane said, “You are hoping Celtic can grind out a result to make the supporters proud, but they didn’t do that.
“They needed to show courage. With 20 minutes to go and 3-0 down everyone wanted the ball … bluffers.
stay in the competition because of their supporters.
“But they didn’t do enough and show enough courage in possession. And
they gave some shocking goals away.”
Celtic come back down to earth on Sunday and must get their heads back in the game quickly with a tough trip to Aberdeen in the Premiership.
They’ve drawn their last two league games and seen their lead at the top cut to just nine points from bitter rivals Rangers.
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