Darren O’Dea has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Celtic’s draw with Ajax away from home in the Europa League this evening.
The Bhoys started their 2015-16 Europa League campaign with a 2-2 draw with Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA in Amsterdam in Group A.
Celtic took the lead in Amsterdam as early as the eighth minute, but Viktor Fischer restored parity for the hosts with a well-struck shot on 24 minutes.
Mikael Lustig headed home the Hoops three minutes before the half-time interval, but Lasse Schone made it 2-2 with a free kick in the 84th minute after Emilio Izaguirre was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Former Celtic defender O’Dea was following the match, and this is what he thought of the Bhoys’ performance:
Good result that for Celtic. Unlucky not to win it.— Darren O'Dea (@odea_darren) September 17, 2015
Agree izaguirre was looking like he was going to get sent off and should never have gave the ref a decision. That said it wasn't a yellow.— Darren O'Dea (@odea_darren) September 17, 2015
The goal isnt Gordon's fault. It's a quality delivery and when it's that flat you need someone to head it away. Very difficult for a keeper.— Darren O'Dea (@odea_darren) September 17, 2015
Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald said on Sportsound: “Celtic were the better team after the interval and you were waiting for them to get a third goal on the break because Ajax were pushing so many bodies forward. Then came the red card and it changed everything.”
Decent start to the group for Celtic.. Good solid point away at Ajax would have took that before kick off.— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) September 17, 2015
Celtic gave a good account of themselves against Ajax, and the one point they picked up is certainly a positive.
Ideally, manager Ronny Deila will have wanted his players to win tonight’s match, but a draw in Amsterdam is certainly not a bad result.