Ronny Deila reacts to Celtic draw

Celtic held Ajax to a 2-2 draw in Amsterdam in the Europa League this evening.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is quoted as saying by BBC Sport that he is happy with his team’s performance and result against Ajax.

The Bhoys started their 2015-16 Europa League campaign with a 2-2 draw with Ajax away from home at the Amsterdam ArenA in Amsterdam in Group A this evening.

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.

After the match, Deila praised his players’ performance and is quoted as saying by BBC Sport: ”We have been through a tough period.

“This is a good start. Good defence and good organisation. The confidence will come. When we played 11 v 11, they didn't have too many chances.”

A point away from home is certainly a positive for Celtic, who will be looking to win all of their home games in the group and progress to the next round of the Europa League.

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