Ronny Deila Accuses Celtic to be “Scared” in Champions League KO

Ronny Deila Accuses Celtic to be “Scared” in Champions League KO


Celtic manager Ronny Deila offered a damning assessment after his team crashed from the UEFA Champions League at Malmo.

A Couple- loss around the night in Norway meant a 4-3 aggregate reverse because the Scottish champions fell in the final hurdle within their tries to achieve the audience stages of Europe’s premier club competition for that second successive year.

Markus Rosenberg opened up the scoring before half-some time and Dedryck Boyata subjected to their own internet, with goals originating from poorly defended set-pieces in a fervent Swedbank Stadion.

But Deila was equally displeased together with his team’s insufficient composure in open play.

“I am very, very disappointed. I believe we’d a really poor performance,” he told BT Sport.

“The entire team looked scared, nobody wanted the ball, we lost the ball in harmful situations constantly.

“Whenever we lose it in situations like that you will get opened up [up].

“We carried out definately not what we should can perform. We’ve performed well in lots of, many, many games this year but we looked scared and incredibly stressed.

“That’s my responsibility, I must undergo this, what went down, and discover out of this. That’s essential.

“We must improve. I was close [towards the Champions League] however when you possess a loss such as this we do not deserve to go into there.”

Despite long lasting an at occasions chastening evening, Celtic had need to be aggrieved around the stroke of half-time when Nir Bitton were built with a goal eliminated – the authorities awarding a totally free-kick to Malmo despite replays showing home defender Kari Arnason to possess handled the ball prior to the Israeli midfielder converted.

Deila stated to not have seen the incident clearly in the dugout and that he was noticeably crestfallen when proven replays throughout his television interview.

“Obviously that’s handball,” he stated. “That’s an essential situation, obviously. It is a goal as well as perhaps a red card… I’m not sure.

“I had not seen it prior to this. Which was terrible.”



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