By Danny Wright
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has blasted Celtic’s attitude towards learning from their mistakes in the Champions League after losing to Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
The Hoops have long struggled against the top sides in Europe and the ex-Parkhead midfielder believes that it is solely down to the fact that they are not adapting the way they play when coming up against the likes of Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain.
Brendan Rodgers’ side took a huge blow in their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knock-out rounds after their 3-0 loss at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, meaning that the Europa League is perhaps their only viable option unless they can pull off a couple of miraculous results over the next few weeks.
Keane has suggested that a change of attitude is needed in the Celtic camp if they want to reverse these types of poor results against the European heavy-hitters.
“Talk about learning, but looking at Celtic in the last one or two years in Europe, they’re not learning,” said Keane, a shown on ITV Football’s official Twitter account on Wednesday night.
“They’re making exactly the same mistakes against top opposition, but for me they’re not learning.
“They’re doing exactly the same, same mistakes.”
"They're not learning." Roy Keane believes Celtic need to do more to compete in the Champions League! pic.twitter.com/pd7KDvO0fj
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) October 18, 2017
Keane spent six months on the books at Parkhead at the end of what was an illustrious career in which he won the Champions League in 1999 with Manchester United as part of their historic treble.
Celtic haven’t reached the knock-out rounds of the competition since 2012/13 when they were humbled by Juventus in the round of 16 and it seems their wait to break that run will last another year after defeat in Bavaria.
In other Celtic news, John Hartson has slammed this Bhoys attacker for his display against Bayern Munich.