“freezing” – Chris Sutton reaction on Twitter to Celtic’s and de Vries poor European campaign

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Former Celtic striker turned pundit Chris Sutton has taken to Twitter following his former side Europa League exit to Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg.

Celtic let the advantage they had gained in the first leg slip through their fingers as Bhoys lost 3-0 on the night, going down 3-1 on aggregate.

The pundit didn’t hold back when he was asked, on his personal Twitter account, to compare some poor results the Celtic teams he played for had in Europe in comparison to the one seen against Zenit.

The Celtic legend said, before going on to slam the team’s performance:

“I was part of some really poor displays notably Anderlecht away…but some good ones as well!”

“But let’s not pretend that was good because it wasn’t! If you’re happy with the performance I suggest you need to raise the bar.”

Brendan Rodgers’ men performance in the second leg was a real let-down particularly when one compare it to the first leg which the club dominated.

The faith of the match was sealed after only eight minutes, when Jozo Simunovic allowed Zenitt skipper Branislav Ivanovic a free header at a corner which he duly put into the net.

Just before the half-hour Celtic were 2-0 down, and the goal was yet another howler in Europe from from Dorus de Vries, who failed to deal with Daler Kuzyaev’s swerving shot.

The third goal on the hour from Aleksandr Kokorin was just the icing on the cake for the Russian side.

Brendan Rodgers has to try and get his players’ heads back up for what is now a massive game against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday.

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