WE’RE in the immediate aftermath of another failed Champions League campaign. It’s too early to perhaps properly dissect it in full in a calm and rational manner but to ship four goals at Celtic Park to a team like Cluj is pretty unforgivable.
Even if you’re kind and say the fourth was a freebie because we were chasing the game it still look horrible.
If we look at it from a purely football stand point this evening (The board will get their turn!) Then Neil Lennon has made some insane decisions which he was almost bailed out from in the end but not quite.
The decision to take arguable your best midfielder and jam him into the team at left back to facilitate other players.
The biggest thing tonight is letting £10m worth of defenders sit on the bench tonight who Neil Lennon didn’t trust to get the result. He hung Boli out to dry after defending the player during the week by benching him for a player who has no place playing left-back. Jullien, £7m from Toulouse sat on the bench tonight as Celtic hugged and pugged and were run ragged with diagonal balls stretching them and with a massive centre forward coming at them.
The team was wrong tonight, Neil stuck with it and we almost had another awe inspiring night at Celtic Park but our luck ran out. Poor team selection and individual errors outdone some fantastic attacking play by the team.
As I said at the start of this article, shipping four goals at Celtic Park to Cluj is unforgivable and in the light of day, it can’t be looked at any other way.