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Tom English delivers ‘grim’ Celtic verdict after Champions League debacle

Celtic have crashed out of Europe after losing to Lazio 2-0 in Rome on Tuesday night (28 November). 

The Bhoys will finish at the bottom of their group even if they win their last game, having registered just one point in five group stage matches so far.

Like Rangers last season, the Hoops have had a poor European campaign, and Tom English has delivered a “grim” verdict, saying Brendan Rodgers’ side are “breaking the wrong records”.

The Bhoys – who are so dominant in the Scottish league – have become the first British side in Champions League history to go 15 consecutive games without winning.

In the 2023-24 campaign, Celtic ended up with a -11 goal difference and conceded six goals against Atletico Madrid in Spain.

“Celtic this season, Rangers last season. Breaking the wrong kind of records. Grim,” wrote English on X.


At some point, the club need a strong vision to move ahead. This has been going on for a while, and Celtic are stuck.

They have proved time and again that they are superior to any other side in Scotland but they need to do well in Europe. It will not only give them the global reputation but also will help in finances and opportunity to attract top players across the world.

It’s not like Celtic were outclassed by Lazio. They fought well and kept the home side under check.

Lazio were bang average, but Celtic ultimately failed to create and take that killer chance in the final third.

In the end, they had to pay for it as veteran striker Ciro Immobile came from the bench to score twice late on.

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