'I'm not convinced' - Chris Sutton explains what worries him about Celtic v Zenit
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton isn’t convinced that the Bhoys have what it takes to defeat Zenit in their last 32 Europa League clash next month.
The teams are set to meet with the first leg in Glasgow on February the 15th, and the BT Sport pundit is concerned that the Hoops have issues at the back which will cause them problems against the Russian side.
“I think it’s a really tough draw. I’m not convinced about Celtic defensively, they’ll be judged on progression in Europe” Sutton said, as quoted on the Football on BT Sport Twitter account.
“They have a vulnerability about them at the back.”
"I think it's a really tough draw. I'm not convinced about Celtic defensively, they'll be judged on progression in Europe. They have a vulnerability about them at the back."@chris_sutton73 has his say on Celtic's Europa League tie vs. Zenit.https://t.co/V4uLjDeiET
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 26, 2018
The Hoops’ defence was a major issue in the Champions League group stages, as they conceded 18 goals in six games, including 12 in two games against PSG as the Bhoys only won one game in the group stages.
Brendan Rodgers has tried to solve Celtic’s defensive issues by bringing in Marvin Commper from Leipzig, but he is ineligible for the tie against Zenit and has picked up a calf injury.
The Hoops have also been linked with Dundee centre-back Jack Hendry, with the Daily Mail reporting that Brendan Rodgers wants the player signed before the transfer window closes on Wednesday night.
It seems unlikely that Hendry would play against Zenit, so Rodgers will have to chose between Kristoffer Ajer, Dedryck Boyata and the out-of-favour Jozo Simunovic to play in the Europa League tie.
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