Former Celtic striker turned outspoken pundit Chris Sutton has tore into the Hoops on Twitter following their Europa League exit to Zenit.
The Bhoys let the advantage they had gained in the first leg slip through their fingers as they lost 3-0 on the night, going down 3-1 on aggregate.
Sutton didn’t hold back when he was asked, on his personal Twitter account, to compare some poor results the Celtic teams he played for had in Europe in comparison to the one seen against Zenit.
“I was part of some really poor displays notably Anderlecht away…but some good ones as well!” the former Hoops marksman began, before going on to slam the team’s performance.
“But let’s not pretend that was good because it wasn’t! If you’re happy with the performance I suggest you need to raise the bar.”
Freezing…. I was part of some really poor displays notably Anderlecht away… but some good ones as well! But let’s not pretend that was good because it wasn’t! If you’re happy with the performance I suggest you need to raise the bar… https://t.co/MaDBmpxOSI
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 22, 2018
The Bhoys’ performance in the second leg was a real let-down particularly when you compare it to the first leg which the Hoops dominated.
The tone was set after only eight minutes, when Jozo Simunovic allowed Zenit skipper Branislav Ivanovic a free header at a corner which he duly put into the net.
Just before the half-hour it was 2-0, and the goal was yet another howler in Europe from Dorus de Vries, who failed to deal with Daler Kuzyaev’s swerving shot.
The third goal on the hour from Aleksandr Kokorin was just the icing on the cake for the Russian side.
Brendan Rodgers has to try and get his players’ heads back up for what is now a massive game against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday.
In other Celtic news, Patrick Roberts could be back from injury for the match against Aberdeen
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