Wednesday, 27th November, 2013

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes that AC Milan are a much-improved side from the team his men faced in September, after suffering a 3-0 Champions League defeat at Celtic Park.

The Bhoys lost at the San Siro 2-0, but with Milan sitting just 13th in Serie A and in poor form domestically, hopes were high that Celtic could grab a win they badly needed.


But goals from Kaka (13th minute), Cristian Zapata (49th minute) and Mario Balotelli (60th minute), comprehensively put Celtic to the sword, ending their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage.

And Lennon feels Massimiliano Allegri's men are a better team than that Celtic played at the San Siro.


He told a press conference via his club's feed: "Milan have improved since the first game.

"I said before the game I wouldn't take too much notice of their domestic form.

"I didn't think we were outplayed, it wasn't wave after wave of attack. Big moments changed the course of the game. Milan took their chances, but we contributed to our downfall.

"We have to improve if we are to play in the Champions League."

The defeat leaves Celtic sitting bottom of the group on three points, while Ajax, who stunned Barcelona and won 2-1 , come third with seven. Milan are second on eight, with Barcelona top on ten.

Celtic finish their campaign away at Barcelona.

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