The Aberdeen players have taken Celtic defeat badly; arguments in Parkhead dressing room
Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has admitted his players are gutted after losing 2-1 to Celtic earlier today.
The Dons came to Celtic Park looking for a point or more but barely created a chance throughout the 90 minutes, only getting into the match through a dodgy penalty.
Joe Hart was forced into a save from a corner towards the end of the match, but their attacking output was very poor despite an apparent intent to press the Bhoys.
Glass paid tribute to Celtic’s quality after the match, telling The Daily Record: “You know the quality Celtic have before you come here and they showed it in abundance. Our group of players stood up to it and we were difficult to play against.
“The defensive work rate of the group was brilliant in the first half the threat we carried was good as well. That disappeared a wee bit in the second half.”
The Dons manager also revealed to BBC Radio Scotland that his players were arguing with each other in the dressing room after the game. However, he didn’t seem too bothered by that.
Glass said [Press & Journal]: “They are having an argument with each other which is good. I like that. They know they are disappointed after coming to a place like this and that tells me everything I need to know about them.
“A lot of teams would come here and leave two or three up the pitch and hope to nick something but there is a bit of bravery in there and they know that is what it is going to take on Wednesday and in the games coming up.”
I was a bit confused by Aberdeen’s tactics today. They left a lot of space for Celtic to move into in the first half, without really having the ambition to push forward with the ball themselves.
In the second half, they seemed caught between two game plans of defending to see the game out, while not really being set up or structured to do so.
There was also a curious game plan of wasting time from about the 50th minute afoot before Callum McGregor managed to score with his backside.
Celtic were ultimately in full control of the match and never really looked like dropping points despite the tight scoreline. This is why Aberdeen are probably so frustrated on their long journey home.