CALLUM MCGREGOR took on the media duties after returning from injury on a night where Celtic were thumped by Bayer Leverkusen.
The midfielder has just recently signed a five-year deal with the Hoops and would have loved to have celebrated the occasion with a win, but it wasn’t to be.
Celtic had chances but the Bundesliga side and their goalkeeper held firm. Despite the things we did create, it was evident Bayer were on a different level to Celtic.
That doesn’t disqualify Celtic from winning the tie, we have beaten stronger teams at home in Europe over the years but we just don’t have the personnel or structure at the minute to be a competitive side against a team in a top five league.
The Celtic captain branded was obviously disappointed. One thing he did say that will not really resonate with fans is ‘we need to learn from this’. It’s a comment we’ve been hearing for the past 18 months.
There’s a lot of learning going on but not enough winning.
🎙️ "Hugely disappointed. To lose four goals in any game is not good enough. A hard night for us and one we need to learn from."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 30, 2021
Ange is up against it with the cards he’s been dealt with at this point. There’s a team in there somewhere, we need another window and some well scouted players to make the difference.