A livid Chris Sutton tore right into a ‘gutless’ and ‘pathetic’ Celtic facet that had been convincingly crushed 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 house and now their probabilities of reaching the knockout stage are trying near-impossible.
However what infuriates former Celtic participant Sutton essentially the most is the best way Neil Lennon’s facet approached the sport, accusing the gamers of ‘bottling it’ throughout the match.
Sutton additionally singled out striker Leigh Griffiths for some criticism, regardless of the actual fact the Scotland worldwide was the scorer of Celtic’s aim.
“That was probably the most gutless shows from a Celtic staff,” Sutton stated.
“I do know a number of Celtic followers are saying Europe doesn’t matter this yr, I’m sorry, it completely does. You play for Celtic, you need to compete in Europe.
“Celtic fairly frankly didn’t compete in any approach, form or type. It’s a dressing room the place you must query a number of the gamers, a number of the characters.
“We see Leigh Griffiths come on the pitch, get his aim however I have a look at his angle all season and I believe Leigh Griffiths is an excellent 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 somewhat spell within the second half however they bottled it.
“That fairly frankly isn’t ok. There’s a strategy to lose a sport. Groups really feel they will get at Celtic and this Sparta Prague staff 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 attainable.”
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 occurring.
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 superb him two weeks’ wages for that.”