Celtic captain Scott Brown has been quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times suggesting the club have to learn following their exit from the Champions League.
The Bhoys lost 2-0 last night against Malmo, exiting the Champions League and missing out on the group stage after a 4-3 defeat over the two legs.
Brown has described the situation as an unacceptable one as the players and fans now need to get ready for another season of playing football in the Europa League.
“We can’t do that two years in a row - We need to learn, we said we’d learn from last year and we’ve not. We need to go away and have a big chat, learn from that and take everything on,” he’s quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
“The first leg we were unlucky with the corner at the end but we should have learned from that. It’s our own personal pride as well and it’s just been shattered.”
Learn a lesson and move on
The benefits of the Champions League for a club as big as Celtic were obvious, but it’s important they simply learn a lesson and move on.
Ronny Deila can’t allow his team to be too downbeat over the result because they still have a job to do domestically and the Europa League represents an opportunity for silverware.
Domestically Celtic need to maintain their standards because they are a target for every game they go into and Deila will be seriously challenged with the extra matches created by European competition.
If the manager and his captain can work hard to ensure that heads don’t drop, the club should be in decent condition.