Glenn Hoddle defends Gordon but slams Lustig, says he fell asleep

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The former manager and current pundit was critical of Celtic's performance as a whole.

Glenn Hoddle has defended Craig Gordon for his role during Molde's third goal against Celtic on Thursday night, according to ITV Football.

But the former manager and current pundit feels Mikael Lustig went to sleep as Molde put the Bhoys to the sword with a 3-1 win in Norway.

Slamming Celtic's performance as a whole, Hoddle also asserted that the Scottish champions could quite easily have conceded five or six goals on the night.

Hoddle told ITV: "They've switched off. The right back's gone to sleep. You can't blame Gordon, he's tried to get from the near post to the back post. To be quite honest, they could have lost that five or six. Celtic just didn't turn up."

This wasn't the first time Celtic capitulated on a big night this season, of course.

When the Bhoys needed to deliver in Malmo during the Champions League play-offs, they did exactly the same thing as in Molde.

Defensive lapses have been a feature of Celtic's game so far this term and many fans commented on Twitter that their ability to keep the ball counts for nothing if they continually give away such cheap goals.

The pressure is on Ronny Deila as far as Europe is concerned and, now, it looks as though only three of Celtic's best European nights in years will get them through the Europa League group stage.

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