Moussa Dembele insists he was not upset by being dropped

Celtic's Moussa Dembele scores their fourth goal

The Celtic striker started the clash with Hapoel Be'er Sheva on the bench.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele scores their fourth goalCeltic's Moussa Dembele scores their fourth goal

Celtic forward Moussa Dembele has insisted to the Daily Mail he was not upset to start the Champions League clash with Hapoel Be’er Sheva on the bench.

The striker is one of several new faces at Celtic this season after completing a move from Fulham.

He has been regular starter since making the switch, featuring in the previous rounds of the Champions League for the Scottish champions.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele (L) celebrates scoring their fourth goalCeltic's Moussa Dembele (L) celebrates scoring their fourth goal

He was left on the bench for their play off clash with Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Wednesday night though, with Leigh Griffiths chosen to lead the line alone.

The youngster was instead used a substitute, making an impact by adding his side’s fourth of the evening, and he has insisted he was not upset at being dropped.

“I wasn’t upset not to start the match,” he told the Daily Mail.

‘The manager makes his choice and I am happy with that. He picks the team and I have to be ready when he needs me. I have to be ready to help the team.”

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches the actionCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers watches the action

It now remains to be seen if Dembele continues on the bench for the second leg next week.

It seems likely he will do, with Brendan Rodgers unlikely to change his side after their first half performance in this game.

Should that be the case, Dembele will be hoping to make his impact from the bench once again.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spotCeltic's Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot

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