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Chris Sutton slates Celtic midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu's display agianst Leipzig

Chris Sutton of Celtic slips and kicks his penalty over the bar during The Tennents Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Dundee United at Hampden Park on May 28, 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side picked up a 2-1 win in the Europa League last night.

Salzburg's Malian midfielder Diadie Samassekou and Celtic's Youssuf Mulumbu vie for the ball during the UEFA Europe League Group B football match Salzburg v Celtic in Salzburg, Austria on...

Chris Sutton has told BT Sport, during their live coverage of Celtic’s match last night, that he thought Youssouf Mulumbu had a nightmare for Brendan Rodgers’ side last night.

Mulumbu was brought on by Rodgers for the last 10 minutes of the contest, as Celtic looked to see out an important victory.

The experienced midfielder was supposed to tighten things up for Celtic and limit the chances that Red Bull Leipzig got.

 

However, he put in an error strewn display, and was fortunate not to be at fault for Celtic letting their lead slip.

Mulumbu presented Leipzig with a great opportunity which Kevin Kampl wasted from close range.

Diadie Samassekou of Salzburg and Youssouf Mulumbu of Celtic Glasgow during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic Glasgow at Red Bull Arena on October 4, 2018...

In the end Celtic held out to win 2-1 and keep their hopes of progressing in the Europa League alive.

But Sutton said: “Mulumbu, since he’s come on, he’s had a nightmare. He hasn’t got the pace of the game at all.”

Mulumbu has only just returned from injury for Celtic, but his performance is unlikely to have increased his chances of starting in future weeks.

Mulumbu has found game-time difficult to come by since moving to Parkhead, and Rodgers may think twice about starting him now.

Youssouf Mulumbu of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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