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Denayer: Don't expect an apology from van Dijk today

Jason Denayer has said he doesn't expect Celtic teammate Virgil van Dijk to apologise today.

Celtic defender Jason Denayer has told the Glasgow Evening Times that Virgil van Dijk has nothing to answer for today.

The defender was sent off during the second leg of the Europa League tie against Inter Milan after he was shown two yellow cards and Denayer has suggested that his teammate won’t be saying sorry to anyone today.

“I don't think Virgil needs to apologise to anyone because it's not a yellow card. It's not his fault,” said the defender.

“I don't think he needs to say sorry to anyone, to the supporters or to the players.”

Van Dijk’s red card in the first half left Celtic fighting with ten men for the best part of an hour.

They showed brilliant courage and fight to stay in the game before Fredy Guarin scored a late goal to decide the game.

There is a clear feeling of injustice among the Celtic ranks related to the result, which the team needs to get over quickly.

Manager Ronny Deila has to try and turn it into something positive looking ahead to the weekend and an important game against Aberdeen, the closest side to the Bhoys in the SPL.

If Celtic can carry forward the fight and resolve they showed last night, they won’t go far wrong as they chase multiple chances to win silverware over the rest of the season.

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