NIR BITTON says the biggest nightmare for him right now is heading back to Glasgow so soon after the disappointment at Hampden.

The Israeli was part of the side that lost 3-2 to Scotland in an epic game for the Tartan army.

Celtic teammates Callum McGregor and David Turnbull were on the opposing side and given the poor international break for his country, Nir seems very downbeat.

Speaking to RecordSport, Nir said: “The biggest nightmare for me is to return to Scotland right now.

“I have mixed feelings about the game because I think we played a relatively good match in Glasgow.

“There was an amazing atmosphere and their crowd pushed them to the end.

“I think towards the end of the game, Scotland really pressurised us and once again we lost out to a set-piece right at the end.

“It wasn’t a great outcome.

“Then against Moldova, we also made it hard for ourselves. They even had a man sent off and we still let them score.

“We know we need to do better.”

Nir started the last Celtic game before the international break against Aberdeen. If he gets the nod against Motherwell, the player has to shake off his international disappointment to make sure he brings his best for the Celtic tie.

The Hoops really need to get a run of wins together to make sure they’re in the conversation come January.

With players on the way back from injury, for the first time since Ange came in, there will be decent options for the manager coming off the bench.


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