German publication Bild have been giving their take on Celtic’s 4-0 thumping at Celtic Park by branding Bayer Leverkusen ‘Brutally effective’ on their approach.
The media outlet called Celtic fans ‘fanatical’ and ‘very loud’ but hailed the man of the moment Florian Wirtz who grabbed Bayer’s second of the evning.
Wirtz spoke after the game abut Celtic Park: “It was an incredible atmosphere. It was just fun to play here. It’s going very well at the moment, but the most important thing is that the team win. If I can score goals then I’ll be very happy.”
Celtic fans are known the world over for the atmosphere they can create, but it says something that a player can come here and ‘enjoy’ the atmosphere rather than feel intimidated by it. This was once a hostile cauldron of noise where some of the top players found it too hot to handle back in the day. It can be that way again but the team need to do their bit!
The crowd did give Celtic a major lift to begin with and the Hoops had two great chances to take the lead before David Turnbull got caught in two minds and didn’t clear his lines.
Succumbing to a 4-0 defeat at home is hard to take. The opposition were superior but Celtic fans expect better.
Right now, Ange is three months into a monumental rebuild and the pieces are still being put together – it’s also fair to day some of the pieces are missing at the moment.
We must look to kick on domestically, build confidence, build that winning mentality and then make a right go of European competition.