It was a bad night for the Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern last night as they watched their side smashed 0-3 away at Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Though many were dreaming about a romantic upset over in Bavaria last night, it just wasn’t to be.
Brendan Rodgers’ men are now even more up against it in their chances of making it into the next round of the continent’s elite competition, much to the frustration of our punters clad in green and white. With that in mind, comments made by club legend Chris Sutton on Twitter have proven rather interesting.
Taking to Twitter, the BT Sport pundit revealed that he thought the club’s failure to bring in a central defender over the course of the summer was one of the major reasons they were carved open so easily by the Bundesliga champions. Indeed, Jozo Simunovic missed the game due to an injury, meaning Mikael Lustig had to deputise in a makeshift central role, alongside Dedryck Boyata.
.@btsportfootball 3-0 Bayern MunichMove on..Tough at top level.Missed Simunovic and the inability to bring another centre half in costly
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) October 18, 2017
While the Celtic fans here in the Tavern don’t want to hear it right now, Sutton really is right. A missed opportunity.
Celtic do need a centre-back, though Brendan Rodgers’ attacking set-up last night played right into Bayern’s hands. They were far too open pretty much all night and, while a quality central defender would help, the system was one of the key failures.