CHRIS SUTTON has again came out and said he doesn’t understand the Celtic fans who ultimately prioritise domestic success over progress in Europe.

The bhoys have struggled in Europe under Rodgers. The furthest they have got was the last 32 of the Europa League after securing 3rd spot on their Champions League group.

Rodgers men went out in the last 32 to Zenit after an impressive home win but followed up by a typical Celtic away performance.

The BT pundit thinks that if he was a player in that dressing room, having secured back to back trebles, he’d be looking to make the step up in Europe.

The former Celtic striker had been critical of Rodgers seemingly prioritising the League Cup semi-final over the Leipzig tie with the Irishman unwilling to risk certain players in Germany.

It paid dividends with Celtic making it to the final and the club are still on course for a treble, treble. While this would be an amazing achievement, Sutton thinks now is the time for Europe even if it costs them one trophy domestically.

”The Celtic fans are split and I can’t understand it, the fans who just want pure domestic success over progress in Europe” said Sutton.

I don’t think it’s as straight forward as that, of course every Celtic fan wants to fly the flag in Europe but at the same time very reluctant to give anyone an inch domestically to win something.



  1. The writer of this article hits the nail on the head,of course the support wan’t success/progress in europe,but some of our regular starters were either injured or carrying injuries,injuries which if put at risk in the Liepzig away tie,could have compounded our already too long injury listl and in turn,hampering our charge at the treble treble and ten in a row.

  2. it may not be popular but I dont care about europe , The CL is embaressing for Celtic we dont have the income to be competative and couldnt attract the calibre of player needed to win . If we did spend in order to compete how long before our club dies aswell . Clubs that spend to be competative in the CL dont announce annual profits . We do have a better chance of some success in the europa but right now I want 9 or 10 in a row

  3. I have been following the Domestic v European success debate and i think that
    the Celtic f.c. whilst trying to win as much
    as possible domestically should never lose sight of our year on year progression
    in European Football. We must start with
    a complete overhaul of our scouting net –
    work which has been shambolic along with a savvy buying policy. Otherwise what’s the point ? P.S. Feck the boyhood
    Celic fan who’s HAD to go tae Mighty A .
    VILLA . POOR WEE Boy . Not !


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