Celtic captain Callum McGregor expressed his disappointment following the team’s recent European clash, suggesting that even a draw would have been an unsatisfactory outcome given the team’s performance.

Celtic were on top for large parts of the game, and were the better side out of the two. It was a real chance for Celtic to jump into third place with a win, taking over Lazio. However, two poor goals to concede mean Celtic remain at the bottom with no points to their name.

Speaking after the match, Callum McGregor said: [Celtic TV]

“If the game finished as a draw we would probably be unhappy with that as we wanted to win the game and I felt like we did enough.

“I felt we merited it if we went and got the winner, so for it to turn the complete other way, we speak about it all the time but at this level that’s the difference.

“It’s one moment that gets a little bit scrappy and Pedro shows unbelievable quality in his header to get the goal. It’s a tough one in terms of how the game finished.

“We have got to learn again from that but ultimately we have got to get points on the board if we want to get out of this group.

“The next game here is massive in terms of that.”

Celtic will need to dust themself down and get ready for domestic action at the weekend, with Kilmarnock lying in wait.

But, as the European campaign continues, Celtic will be keen to bounce back and ensure they remain contenders for the knockout stages, with four games left to attempt to turn things around. It will be no easy task for the Hoops, but if they play like they did on Wednesday night, they’re still in with a chance.


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