By James Black
Former Rangers flop Jose Karl Pierre-Fanfan has taken a dig at Celtic’s poor showing against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League – saying the Hoops were totally outclassed by Unai Emery’s side.
PSG strolled to a 5-0 win at Celtic Park – the Hoops biggest home defeat – as they kicked off their Champions League campaign in style through goals from Edinson Cavani, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mikael Lustig’s own goal.
Fanfan was impressed by Celtic’s fight as they went down to PSG but felt the Hoops were outclassed all over the pitch.
“In view of the score, one can only be seduced,” Pierre-Farfan told French newspaper L’Equipe, as quoted by their website.
“PSG has outclassed the opponent. The downside was the opposition was limited.
“From a technical point of view, it was quickly seen that Celtic had very little argument and was surpassed in all sectors, even if the Scots fought to the end.”
Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic were never likely to take anything from the game but the manner of their defeat has raised eyebrows amongst some Celtic fans.
Rodgers has now presided over the Hoops’ biggest home and away defeats – 5-0 to PSG last night and a 7-0 reverse away to Barcelona last season – as well as the club’s most embarrassing result in history after losing 1-0 to Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar in his first competitive game as manager.
Fanfan, who spent one season at Ibrox after being signed by Paul Le Guen, made seven appearances for Rangers after a £2.7million move from PSG before being released by the Ibrox side in August 2007.
Celtic’s attention will now turn to Ross County in the Scottish Premiership as they attempt to secure a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title.