Celtic ‘utterly abysmal’ says Johan Mjallby

Johan Mjallby: 'We were miserable. Utterly abysmal.' Picture: SNS
Johan Mjallby: 'We were miserable. Utterly abysmal.' Picture: SNS
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CELTIC assistant manager Johan Mjallby launched an amazing attack on his own team after they sneaked through against Elfsborg on Wednesday night, labelling them “utterly abysmal”.

There were plenty of nervous moments for the visitors during the 0-0 draw – which secured a 1-0 aggregate win – and Mjallby was not as impressed with ­Celtic’s performance as manager Neil Lennon had been.

Mjallby said: “We were miserable. Utterly abysmal. We are in the play-offs, but that was not a good match for us. Our central defenders were superb. That was the only thing that kept us in it.

“We did not pass the ball well or keep possession and we could not get our attacking players into the game.

“Efe Ambrose and Kelvin Wilson were the only two that played to a high level. They are the reason we made it through.

“Elfsborg defended well in Glasgow when we had great pressure on them and we knew they would be stronger at home. But they did not create too many chances. We knew it was going to be a tough ask, but we defended well.”