Davie Provan critical of Celtic FC manager Brendan Rodgers

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Former Celtic player Davie Provan has criticized current Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers for failing to adapt his style against superior teams like Paris Saint-Germain.

Celtic experienced a humiliating defeat at the hands of French giants PSG, as they suffered a 7-1 in their most recent Champions League fixture.

During the game, Celtic had taken the lead before capitulating to an embarrassing defeat which has resulted in everyone associated with the club to question manager Brendan Rodger’s approach in big Champions League nights.

Although Celtic are the best team by a distance in their domestic division, they are arguably among the mid-tier club in Europe which means that against some of the elite teams in the competition, the Hoops will need to change their approach to accommodate the gap in quality.

However, Brendan Rodgers does not look keen to switch his approach in these big games and this has led many ex-pros to criticize the manager with Davie Provan being one of them.

Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun, “The mistake Rodgers made was in asking his players to play their normal game against exceptional opposition. Celtic get time to play out from the back in Scotland.

“Scott Brown stars in our Premiership because he rarely has anyone in his face. Not in Paris where he struggled badly once again. Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic were all over the place.

“Getting tight when they should have been dropping, not matching runs, ball watching like schoolboys. It made you wonder how they spend their time at Lennoxtown. Brendan has had time to identify two defenders he can trust.

“But when the move for young South African centre back Rivaldo Coetzee fell through, there was no Plan B.”

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