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Alan Brazil hits out at "useless" Celtic

Celtic's head coach Brendan Rodgers talks during a press conference in Brussels on September 26, 2017 on the eve of the Champions League group B) football match against RSC Anderlecht.

Celtic lost 1-0 to Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers applauds the home fans at the final whistle as the team equal a 100 year old record of 62 games unbeaten during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match...

Alan Brazil has said on his Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT, broadcast on December 6, that Celtic were "absolutely useless" last night.

Brendan Rodgers's side lost 1-0 to Anderlecht at Parkhead as the Scottish giants failed to conclude their Champions League group-stage campaign with a victory.

They did, however, avoid the three-goal defeat that would have seen the Belgians pip them to third spot in Group B and deny Celtic a place in the Europa League.

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic looks on during a Celtic press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League match against Anderlecht at Lennoxtown Training Ground on December 4,...

Jozo Simunovic's own goal in the second half was the difference on a night where the Hoops looked jaded and uninspired.

Celtic had beaten Anderlecht 3-0 in Brussels earlier in the campaign, and Brazil has questioned how they managed to get beaten by a team they hammered previously.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches from the sidelines during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14, 2017 in...

He said on the Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT: "I listened to Celtic and they were useless last night. They were, they were absolutely useless. How do you beat somebody 3-0 away from home and then lose 1-0 at home?"

The context probably did Celtic no favours at all. Rodgers's side knew well in advance that anything less than a three-goal defeat would see them qualify for the Europa League which, after being paired with Bayern and PSG, would've been the primary goal, and the same motivation can be tough when losing doesn't really matter.

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