By Will Butcher
John Hartson has revealed his delight at Celtic’s “outstanding effort” as they ripped up the script to draw against Moenchengladbach.
Brendan Rodgers’ side were on the back foot for the majority of the match, and were 1-0 down until Moussa Dembele’s instinctive run won a penalty, which he duly converted himself on Tuesday night.
Reacting to the result on his personal Twitter account, Hartson claimed that Celtic’s “desire” and “commitment” were the two reasons for Celtic’s result in Germany.
Celtic outstanding effort upsetting the odds! Not many thought they could come out and play with such desire and commitment.. #hoops 🍀
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) November 1, 2016
The Bhoys in green looked a completely different side to the one that was convincingly beaten 2-0 at Celtic Park, utilising a counter-attack method to full effect, with pace on the wings provided by James Forrest and Scott Sinclair.
The 47-time Scottish champions were unable to secure a late winner despite playing against 10 men, after defender Julian Korb was sent off for pushing Dembele over for the penalty.
Despite failing to secure three points in Group C of the Champions League against Gladbach, Celtic can still mathematically qualify if they can beat Barcelona and Manchester City. More realistically, they’ll be aiming for a place in the Europa League.
Celtic face Inverness next at Parkhead on Saturday as the international break looms.
In other Celtic news, Sinclair has revealed how the Hoops can beat Barcelona in three weeks’ time.