Chris Sutton reacts to Celtic defeat; mentions possible transfer bungle

Former Celtic players Henrik Larsson (C) and Chris Sutton (R) talk prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain at Celtic Park on September 12,...

Celtic lost 1-0 to Hearts at Tynecastle.

Celtic Legends arrive at Parkhead (L-R) John Harrison, Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton before the UEFA Champions League Match  between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain at Celtic Park Stadium...

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has taken to social media to have his say on the club’s 1-0 defeat to Hearts, claiming the visitors were roughed up. He also suggested Celtic made a mistake not signing John McGinn.

The Hoops opened their Scottish Premiership title defence with a 3-0 win over Livingston, but on their first away trip of the campaign they struggled to get going against a defensively-sound Hearts side.

Celtic barely created any decent openings in the opening period, and in the second half the hosts started to get on top culminating in a stunning goal from Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty.

 

Brendan Rodgers’ men came back into the contest as they searched for an equaliser, but ultimately Hearts held on for all three points.

Celtic were among the favourites to sign McGinn from Hibs this summer, but the Scotland international ended up moving south of the border, joining Championship side Aston Villa late in the transfer window.

New signing John McGinn of Aston Villa poses for a picture at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on August 08, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Villa boss Steve Bruce has since told the Scottish Sun how Celtic were in the driving seat for his signature, but for one reason or another the former Hibs man ended up at Villa instead of Celtic Park.

Celtic boss Rodgers was disappointed his side failed to beat AEK Athens at home in their Champions League first-leg encounter on Wednesday, and now defeat to Hearts will have piled further misery on what has been a testing week.

Celtic Manager, Brendan Rodgers (C) gives intructions during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and AEK Athens at Celtic Park Stadium on August 8, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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