Frustrated Ronny Deila reacts to Aberdeen defeat, explains why Simunovic didn't play

Celtic Football Club Wide

The Celtic boss was talking to reporters after the 2-1 loss.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila was understandably frustrated to have lost 2-1 to Aberdeen on Saturday afternoon.

If the Dons are to provide a greater title threat to the Bhoys this season, this was certainly a statement of intent.

A notable absentee during the game, meanwhile, was new centre-back Jozo Simunovic.

And Deila has explained that it was simply too early to include the defender in the Celtic first team.

In terms of the game itself, however, the Norwegian was disappointed with his side's defending from set-pieces - which has been a common theme for Celtic in recent times.

Next up for Celtic are Ajax in Europe but they will have to produce a better display against the Eredivisie giants than they did at Aberdeen.

It's been a frustrating few weeks indeed for Celtic fans, with Champions League failure then seeing Virgil van Dijk depart on Deadline Day.

Scotland's recent defeats have also been disappointing for many of the Bhoys' Scottish contingent. And now the Aberdeen loss.

But the Europa League is back soon and Deila's men need to grasp their chance in Europe, rebuilding momentum from there.

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