It was a tough night and watch for Celtic fans at Paradise tonight as a wave of optimism quickly turned to doubt. Celtic were not at the races. They done what they did at Ibrox, played around their own box and into the hands of the opposition.
Chris Sutton was on board with the BT commentary team for the game and he sank in a few home truths for fans after the game.
.@btsportfootball Tough night for Celtic… outclassed tonight by streetwise Valencia 0-2… monumental performance required in Spain next week⚽️
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 14, 2019
Not sure how streetwise Valencia was tonight, it was more a case of Celtic looking like newbies. If Celtic were to have any chance in this tie a positive home result meant everything. Sutton is been kind saying the task now is monumental, with Celtic’s away form it is more impossible. Celtic fans were left frustrated with Celtic playing the ball in their own half when they were chasing goals. They didn’t register any decent shots at goals over ninety minutes.
Izaguirre came in for a lot of stick tonight, this poor performance rests on the shoulders of a lot more Celtic players rather than just one. Scott Sinclair was probably the only player with pass marks tonight but he was taking off and replaced by Edouard. Celtic fans will head to Valencia next week hoping beyond hope of a miracle.