A livid Chris Sutton tore right into a ‘gutless’ and ‘pathetic’ Celtic facet that had been convincingly overwhelmed by Sparta Prague within the Europa League.
Celtic lacked high quality and combat as they went all the way down to a 3-1 defeat at residence and now their probabilities of reaching the knockout stage are wanting near-impossible.
However what infuriates former Celtic participant Sutton probably the most is the best way Neil Lennon’s facet approached the sport, accusing the gamers of ‘bottling it’ in the course of the match.
Sutton additionally singled out striker Leigh Griffiths for some criticism, regardless of the very fact the Scotland worldwide was the scorer of Celtic’s purpose.
“That was one of the gutless shows from a Celtic group,” Sutton mentioned.
“I do know numerous Celtic followers are saying Europe doesn’t matter this 12 months, I’m sorry, it completely does. You play for Celtic, you wish to compete in Europe.
“Celtic fairly frankly didn’t compete in any approach, form or type. It’s a dressing room the place you need to query numerous the gamers, numerous the characters.
“We see Leigh Griffiths come on the pitch, get his purpose however I take a look at his angle all season and I feel Leigh Griffiths is a superb possibility for Neil Lennon – he can’t be bothered to get himself match. He sums this Celtic dressing room up.
“I believed they chucked it. They had been patchy within the first half, had a bit of spell within the second half however they bottled it.
“That fairly frankly isn’t ok. There’s a technique to lose a sport. Groups really feel they will get at Celtic and this Sparta Prague group battered them.
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“Pathetic, pathetic. I haven’t seen this dangerous a show in a very long time. It was dangerous sufficient in opposition to Rangers however this was a step down if in any respect doable.”
Nevertheless, the eye was later turned on the participant Griffiths changed, Mohamed Elyounoussi, who was noticed checking his cellphone by the TV cameras whereas the match was nonetheless happening.
This solely enraged Sutton additional, who revealed what punishment he’d dish out to Elyounoussi if he was in Lennon’s place.
“What I query is the gamers’ dedication,” Sutton added.
“There’s a participant sitting within the stands this night on his cell phone, that’s completely, completely unacceptable!
“That’s scandalous. Is he dedicated to the clause, is he dedicated to the membership? Completely unacceptable.
“I’d advantageous him two weeks’ wages for that.”