Ronny Deila reacts to Kris Commons performance, explains why he didn't take Izaguirre off

The Celtic boss was discussing his side's 2-2 draw with Ajax in the Europa League.

Ronny Deila was delighted with Kris Commons' performance for Celtic in the Europa League on Thursday night, as the experienced midfielder registered two assists for the Bhoys during a 2-2 draw in Amsterdam.

Celtic took the lead twice but were pegged back on each occasion, although Emilio Izaguirre's sending off means a point with 10 men is a very creditable achievement.

Deila, meanwhile, says Commons has been very unlucky this year with injuries and explained that his experience was a key reason behind using him against Ajax.

The 32-year-old came up trumps and the Norwegian coach was very pleased indeed, telling reporters after the game:

On Izaguirre, however, Deila spoke of the difficulty of avoiding his sending off by substituting him.

The Celtic boss could have taken the Honduran off but outlined several reasons as to why he didn't, with the full-back himself ending up ensuring he went off - just without being replaced.

Next up for Celtic is a Scottish Premiership clash against Dundee on Sunday afternoon. Despite not winning a game they controlled until the sending off, this was still a very good response to recent disappointments for the Hoops.

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