David Provan criticises Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the trophy after winning the Betfred League Cup during the Betfred League Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017...

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic were hammered by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week.

Celtic managers Brendan Rodgers reacts after winning the Betfred League Cup during the Betfred League Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017 in...

David Provan has pointed out in The Scottish Sun the mistake Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers made against Paris Saint-Germain last week.

Celtic suffered an embarrassing 7-1 defeat to PSG away from home in Paris in the Champions League last week.

The Glasgow giants actually look the lead, but then Unai Emery’s side made an astonishing comeback to pick up all three points with ease.

It was one of Celtic’s worst performances in Europe in recent years, although the Bhoys still have the chance to drop to the Europa League.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the trophy after winning the Betfred League Cup during the Betfred League Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017...

Former Celtic winger Provan has suggested in The Scottish Sun that manager Rodgers made the mistake of asking his players to play their normal game against PSG.

The 61-year-old former Scotland international winger has also questioned why Rodgers does not know his best two central defenders.

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic looks on after the UEFA Champions League group B match between Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic FC at Parc des Princes on November 22, 2017 in Paris, France.

“The mistake Rodgers made was in asking his players to play their normal game against exceptional opposition,” Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun. “Celtic get time to play out from the back in Scotland.

“Scott Brown stars in our Premiership because he rarely has anyone in his face. Not in Paris where he struggled badly once again.”

“Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic were all over the place,” added Provan. "Getting tight when they should have been dropping, not matching runs, ball watching like schoolboys.

“It made you wonder how they spend their time at Lennoxtown. Brendan has had time to identify two defenders he can trust.

“But when the move for young South African centre back Rivaldo Coetzee fell through, there was no Plan B.”

Celtic won 2-0 against Motherwell at Hampden Park in Glasgow in the final of the Scottish League Cup at the weekend.

The Hoops are going strong in the Scottish Premiership and should win the title yet again with ease.

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