Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton explains why Moussa Dembele's reaction against Astana was pleasing to see

Celtic's Moussa Dembele in action with Lincoln's Bernardo Lopes

The Scottish Premiership side are level going into the second-leg at Parkhead.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele in action with Lincoln's Bernardo LopesCeltic's Moussa Dembele

Chris Sutton has told the Daily Record that it was pleasing to see Moussa Dembele be so disappointed with his performance during Celtic's Champions League third qualifying round tie clash with Astana.

The Hoops go into Wednesday's second-leg having secured a 1-1 draw in Kazakhstan. And despite the result being one that many supporters would have taken beforehand, the performance from Brendan Rodgers' men was still somewhat flawed in areas.

Fulham's Moussa Dembele looks dejected

One of those areas was up front. Although Leigh Griffiths secured a late equaliser, Dembele's hunt for his first goal following his summer move from Fulham continues.

And while many Bhoys fans are prepared to give him time - given his age and the small cost of bringing him to the club - it was clear throughout the game that he was less than happy with how he played before he was substituted just after the hour-mark.

But Sutton has claimed that it is encouraging to see the youngster so unhappy about his contribution, and insisted that he expects Dembele to win any doubters over in the future.

Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring the second goal for Fulham

"I'll tell you, any player who gets subbed and is a laugh-a-minute doesn't analyse themselves," he told the Record.

"He would have been purely thinking about his game and the fact he was disappointed is only a good thing.

"He's hungry to do well and will prove his worth."

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

It is perhaps understandable that the Frenchman is yet to really catch fire at Parkhead just yet. With his old club, he was often playing second fiddle to Ross McCormack.

And while Griffiths' role is similar to the one that his countryman adopts at Craven Cottage, Dembele has often been leading the line for Brendan Rodgers' side so is perhaps under a lot more pressure to score goals than he previously was.

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