Ronny Deila was 'irritated' with his side's performance against Hearts.
Ronny Deila has told the Celtic official website that is not disappointed, more 'irritated' after the 0-0 draw with Hearts this afternoon.
The Bhoys went in to the game having beaten Dundee 6-0 and Raith Rovers 2-0, and Deila was hoping to see his side keep up that winning run against Hearts.
However, Celtic launched 24 shots on the Hearts goal, but couldn't find the breakthrough in a frustrating 0-0 at Celtic Park this afternoon.
It was a real missed opportunity for Celtic, who saw Scottish Premiership leaders Aberdeen lose 2-1 at Inverness, meaning the Bhoys have only cut the gap at the top of the table by a point.
Efe Ambrose's late red card compounded a frustrating day for Celtic, and manager Ronny Deila emphasised that in his post-match comments.
Speaking to the Celtic official website after the match, Deila said that he wasn't disappointed with the result, but was 'irritated' that his side couldn't convert their huge amount of chances into goals.
"I think disappointed is the wrong word," said Deila. "I’m irritated because our performance today was good, and you can’t create more than we did in the first-half. I don’t think they had a chance in the whole game, apart from maybe at the end when we got the red card, and that wasn’t really a goal chance."
"We probably had about 70% possession and created a lot of chances, but we could talk about that all day long. It’s about scoring goals and we didn’t do that today," he added.
The lack of goals may press Celtic into a deal for trialist striker Carlton Cole, who has been training with the Bhoys following his release from West Ham.
The veteran forward would add a physical presence to the Celtic side, and potentially provide Celtic with the threat in goal that they need following today's frustration.