Bryan Oviedo delivers final verdict on Celtic

By Hamish Carton

February 28, 2020

Copenhagen defender Bryan Oviedo has described Celtic as “a great team” after last night’s clash at Parkhead.

The Danes were too strong for Neil Lennon’s men over two legs – winning 4-2 on aggregate and knocking us out of Europe for another season.

The damage was mainly inflicted by ourselves, but Costa Rica international Oviedo still reckons his side have taken a pretty big scalp as he tweeted after the game.

Oviedo and co. have a decent chance in the next round

Oviedo could only make the bench in Glasgow after playing 72 minutes of the first leg, and he must have been a bit surprised at how easily his side found joy in the second-half.

Oviedo battles with Ryan Christie (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

There’s no doubting that we gave Copenhagen a helping hand to the last 16.

All four goals we conceded came from some sort of individual mistake, with Fraser Forster helpless on each occasion.

Despite that, the Danes did turn up and perform well in the second leg and it will be interesting to see how they get on in the last 16.

They will face Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir up next with the first leg in Turkey.

Basaksehir saw off Sporting Lisbon (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It’s a tie that would have given us a lot to think about, but also be positive at the same time.

That is perhaps once of the most galling thing about Thursday’s failure. This Europa League isn’t as strong as it has been in previous years.

There are a lot of beatable sides in the hunt for the trophy, as has been shown by the fact an average team like Rangers have made it this far.

It’s just a shame we couldn’t join them.

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