Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou says aspect should safe double over Ferencvaros to maintain Europa League hopes alive



Ange Postecoglou admits Celtic now want a double victory over Ferencvaros to maintain their Europa League hopes alive following their 4-0 defeat by Bayer Leverkusen at Parkhead.

Piero Hincapie, the 19-year-old Ecuador defender, gave the guests the essential lead within the twenty fifth minutes earlier than 18-year-old star midfielder Florian Wirtz added a second within the thirty sixth minute.

Regardless of strenuous efforts by Celtic to get again into the match – and so they had a number of possibilities all through – Lucas Alario scored from the spot simply earlier than the hour mark earlier than substitute Amine Adil hammered in a fourth in added time.

After two defeats of their opening two group video games, each Celtic and Ferencvaros are backside of Group G and not using a level and so they play one another subsequent in a double-header.

Celtic are without a point after two group games
Celtic are and not using a level after two group video games

Postecoglou stated: “That was the disappointing factor tonight, I believed we fell away on the finish and there was no have to.

“We had been nonetheless creating possibilities and if you happen to get a objective you might be again within the recreation, no less than you aren’t getting the rating blow out since you need to give your self an opportunity within the competitors.

“Now we have to win each these video games if we need to keep alive so it’s a good problem for us.

“Should you lose 4-0, the overwhelming feeling is that it has been a disappointing night time, disappointing for the followers who I believed created an unbelievable ambiance.

“Now we have to take that disappointment and use it as motivation to set issues proper within the subsequent recreation. In lots of respects, we created a few of the points for ourselves.

Cameron Carter-Vickers pleads after giving away a penalty
Cameron Carter-Vickers pleads after giving freely a penalty

“We had some unbelievable alternatives, they’re an excellent aspect with some high quality gamers and so they took their alternatives however we helped them as effectively by making some errors and gave them the benefit.

“At this degree, you’ll get punished in your errors and you must take your alternatives which we did not.”

Regardless of struggling his largest defeat since taking up as Celtic boss, the previous Australia boss insists he’ll proceed along with his attacking instincts.

He stated: “Sure, I do not see any motive why to not. They’re a high quality staff and there may be at all times a risk that you’ll get punished.

David Turnbull was at fault for Leverkusen's opener
David Turnbull was at fault for Leverkusen’s opener

“I believe we created sufficient alternatives to trigger our personal injury tonight and we did not. It should not have been a 4-0 recreation. We fell away on the finish by means of lack of self-discipline and that’s unacceptable.

Bayer Leverkusen boss Gerardo Seoane paid tribute to keeper and captain Lukas Hradecky, who made a collection of saves.

He stated: “It was an excellent job effectively executed. We did what we meant to do, we made some errors but it surely was a sensational recreation from Lukas.

“We all know he’s in nice type and it was a terrific efficiency from him. You’ll be able to’t underestimate Celtic’s particular person class. Total we deserved to win.”

What’s subsequent?

Sunday third October 11:00am

Kick off 12:00pm

Celtic are again in Scottish Premiership motion on Sunday once they go to Aberdeen, dwell on Sky Sports activities; kick-off 12pm. They are going to be again in Europa League motion on Tuesday 19 October once they host Ferencvaros at 3.30pm.

Bayer Leverkusen face Arminia Bielefeld within the Bundesliga on Sunday, earlier than touring to Actual Betis on Thursday 21 October within the Europa League.




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