Celtic ace Scott Brown's sheepish response to Brendan Rodgers' harsh criticism

Scott Brown of Celtic is seen during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and RSC Anderlecht at Celtic Park on December 5, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Celtic have really disappointed on the continent this season.

Celtic Captain Scott Brown receives applause from the Celtic fans as he walks from the pitch after being substituted late in the second half during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match...

Hoops ace Scott Brown spoke to reporters following Brendan Rodgers' comments that his players have a lot to learn at the highest level, admitting that it was tough to hear his manager highlight their weaknesses, as quoted by Sky Sports.

Celtic have been totally dominant domestically this season, and are in the midst of a 67 unbeaten run in the league and cup competitions, whilst their form on the continent has been nothing less than woeful.

The Glasgow giants racked up just three points in their Champions League group, but still managed to qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League, purely because Anderlecht were equally as poor.

Scott Brown of Celtic celebrates victory after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Rodgers criticised his team following their defeat to the Belgians at Parkhead last night, suggesting that his group have a long way to go before they can compete at the very highest level, and Scott Brown admitted it was tough to hear, as quoted by Sky Sports:

Scott Brown, Erik Sviatchenko and Stuart Armstrong of Celtic celebrate during the Betfred Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on November 27, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

"Those are always hard words to hear but this is when you have to go and prove everyone wrong. Tuesday was a very disappointing game but we know we can play better than that. It's the big games that count but we didn't do that against Anderlecht. We're into the Europa League now and we'll just need to see what draw we get. There are some fantastic teams in the hat so we're looking forward to the draw on Friday."

Next up for Celtic is a trip to Hibernian on Sunday in the Scottish Premiership, and they will be looking to make it 68 games without losing in all domestic competitions.

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