Celtic great Chris Sutton has backed Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou after the Bhoys suffered a bruising defeat in the Champions League to RB Leipzig.

The Hoops performed reasonably well in the first-half of the game, but after Jota levelled the game at the start of the second-half the team faded badly and went down to a 3-1 defeat.

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Sutton took to Twitter after the match, to give his verdict as the Bhoys suffered their second group stage defeat in three games.

He feels that the Bhoys missed captain Callum McGregor, who went on with an injury in the first-half, but the team has still made plenty of progress under Postecoglou.

Unforgiving the Champions League. Leipzig the better team when Callum McGregor went off and a truly brilliant third goal from Andre Silva. Mustn’t forget how far the team have come under Ange Postecoglou and keep the faith. Celtic are stretched at the moment. Next week huge.

Celtic face Leipzig at Celtic Park in their next Champions League group stage game on the 11th of October, knowing that a win would take the Bhoys above the Bundesliga side in the group.


Sutton’s comments are certainly interesting as ever, but the former Celtic striker isn’t being outspoken for once, as he has backed the Hoops boss in just how well he has done since taking over at the club, and that will be agreed with by practically every Celtic supporter.

However, it can’t be argued that the return to the Champions League group stages has been frustrating for the Hoops so far, as the Bhoys have failed to make the most of the opportunities that have came their way, and now sit at the bottom of Group F with one point from three games.

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Yes the Champions League was always going to be tough for the Hoops, but when you see how well the likes of Club Brugge and Sporting Lisbon are doing in the tournament this season then it can be argued that Celtic are underperforming.

Sutton is correct that Celtic are stretched when it comes to the squad at the moment, and it will be interesting to see how the Hoops will cope if Callum McGregor, who is perhaps the most important player in the squad, is out of action for a long spell. Still, as Sutton says, you have to ‘keep the faith’, and that is what Celtic fans will be doing as the Bhoys head to St Johnstone this weekend.