Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has disclosed that manager Brendan Rodgers was bitterly disappointed with the Hoops’ performance against Anderlecht on Tuesday night.
The Bhoys qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League but the Champions League campaign ended in a damp squib with a loss to the Belgian Champions.
As quoted by the Daily Record, Gordon – who was one of the few Celtic players with pass marks on the night – revealed that the Hoops boss wasn’t impressed with what was clearly a substandard performance.
The Scotland international said: “He [Rodgers] wasn’t happy. I think we all realised that. He wasn’t happy at half-time and wasn’t happy at full-time.
“He did remind us that the bigger picture was to qualify. There were just a number of things he wasn’t happy with.”
The Hoops seemed frightened during the game, as they seemed more concerned with losing the match rather than playing the way they normally do.
Despite the poor performance, the goal of reaching the last 32 of the Europa League has been achieved.
The Hoops aren’t seeded for the tournament though and there is the prospect of meeting the likes of Atletico Madrid and Arsenal, who would both easily defeat Celtic based on the performance against Anderlecht.
A return to the domestic scene is next on the agenda for the Bhoys, as they face old boss Neil Lennon’s Hibs side at Easter Road in what is sure to be an intriguing game.
In other Celtic news, Stuart Armstrong was slaughtered by fans for his performance against Anderlecht