In the Ronny Deila era, Celtic have gone a long way towards establishing themselves as a Europa League team. On the BT Sport touchline, Chris Sutton insists that their spending is commensurate with that status. Although, like the Celtic grandee that he is, he didn't want it said that he claimed that the secondary comp is Celtic's natural terrain.
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An exasperated Deila, meanwhile, was rough in his appraisal of his side's performance.
I’m very, very disappointed. I think we had a very poor performance.
The whole team looked scared, nobody wanted the ball, we lost the ball in dangerous situations all the time. When we lose it in situations like that you get opened.