Chris Sutton responds to John Collins’ confident claim about Celtic

John Collins recently said that Celtic are better than their Europa League opponents Molde.

Chris Sutton has written in The Daily Record that John Collins was wrong to claim that Celtic are better than Molde.

Celtic assistant manager Collins recently stated that the Bhoys are a better team than the Norwegian side.

“We were the better team in the two games against Molde,” The Daily Express quoted the Scotsman as saying. “We created more chances and had more possession, but they were more clinical than us.”

Former Celtic striker Sutton believes that Collins was wrong in his assertion and has written in The Daily Record: “Everyone who watched the games could see he’s talking nonsense.

“The facts are there in black and white. Molde came out 5-2 up on aggregate and that’s a thumping no matter how you spin it.”

Celtic lost 3-1 to Molde away from home in Norway in the Europa League Group A last month.

Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Aker Stadion, the Scottish Premiership giants had 69% of the possession, took 14 shots of which just two were on target, and earned five corners.

Hosts Molde had just 31% of the possession, took 11 shots of which five were on target, and earned four corners.

Earlier this month, Celtic went down 2-1 to Molde at Celtic Park in another Europa League Group A encounter.

Ronny Deila’s side, who ended the game with 10 men, had 52% of the possession, took 16 shots of which eight were on target, and earned six corners.

Molde had 48% of the possession, took nine shots of which two were on target, and earned seven corners.

Celtic are at the foot of Group A at the moment with just two points from four matches, while Molde are top with 10 points

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