Realistically, they didn’t stand much chance of leaving Munich undefeated, they knew that, so to lose 3-0 wasn’t really a surprise. Still, Brendan Rodgers feels Celtic could have defended better. Not necessarily leaving Munich with a point, but still, they could have defended better.
We didn’t defend our box well enough when the crosses come in
the Northern Irish told Celtic’s official website, being quick though to point out that having a team like Bayern against them was either way posing a major challenge.
We have to respect where we are at as a club in terms of the level of player we are playing against. We are limited in terms of our options in defence. The guys gave an honest performance so I was happy enough with that
Rodgers said, hoping that things will look different in something less than two weeks, when Celtic host Bayern in Glasgow.
We always have to go into every game believing we can get a result, so when we play them next time around we will be at home in front of a great crowd. We hope we can do better in terms of dealing with crosses and then look to create chances and hopefully take those chances
the Celtic boss said. As for whether or not he regretted not adopting a more defensive approach to the game, he was clear;
I would rather lose a game in how we want to play and work, as opposed to sitting in and defending for 90 minutes and still losing
was his comment.