BRENDAN RODGERS has come out swinging when asked about the criticism aimed at his defence; especially in the past month.
Jozo Simunovic and Dedryk Boyata have come in for some scathing criticism from Celtic fans. However, the Irishman wonders about the expectations some have about who the club can bring in and reminded the fans Celtic failed to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League with the, now, most expensive defender in world football.
“There’s a lot of focus on our boys defensively but there has to be a bit of respect and reality as to who they are playing against,”
“Celtic didn’t qualify for the Champions League and they had Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer at centre-half. Who do people want Celtic to get? If we can’t qualify with those two…
“I hear a lot of talk about ‘get a new centre half’ but defensively our team I think is very, very good but we could always be better. I think there is always shone around our central defence but we are a collective. We defend as a team and press as a team.”