Pierre van Hooijdonk comments on Rangers and Celtic

Pierre van Hooijdonk during the Audi Cup  match between Real Madrid v Fenerbahce at the Allianz Arena on July 31, 2019 in Munich Germany

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers won at Ibrox on Thursday, while Neil Lennon’s Celtic drew in France in the Europa League.

Pierre van Hooijdonk during the Audi Cup  match between Real Madrid v Fenerbahce at the Allianz Arena on July 31, 2019 in Munich Germany

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic were in action in the Europa League on Thursday evening, and both teams did well

Rangers won 1-0 against Feyenoord at Ibrox in Group G, thanks to a goal from Sheyi Ojo - signed on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window - in the 23rd minute.

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Celtic could not win in France, but their 1-1 draw with Rennes in Group E is still a very good result away from home.

Pierre van Hooijdonk was following both the games for BT Sport along with Kenny Miller, and he has given his take on Rangers and Celtic.

 

The former Celtic star believes that Rangers should have won by a bigger margin against Feyenoord, and he has also criticised Kristoffer Ajer for giving away the penalty during the Hoops’ draw with Rennes.

Van Hooijdonk said about Ajer on BT Sport 3 (7:48pm, September 19, 2019): “Very, very stupid mistake by Ajer."

Van Hooijdonk said about Rangers on BT Sport 3 (9:55pm, September 19, 2019): “We said to each other at the end of the game that it was unbelievable that it was still 1-0 because the opportunities Rangers had to finish off Feyenoord in the first half and also in the second half were plenty.”

Meanwhile, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has praised three of his players for their performances against Rennes, and he has also said that the dismissal of Vakoun Bayo in the second minute of injury time was harsh.

Neil Lennon Head Coach of Celtic FC thanks the fans after the UEFA Europa League group E match between Stade Rennes FC and Celtic FC at Roazhon Park on September 19, 2019 in Rennes, France.

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