PADDY ROBERTS admitted to disappointment after coming off the bench and playing a major role in Celtic’s 1-1 draw against Borussia Moncechngladbach.
The on-loan winger set up the opportunity for Moussa Dembele that led to the 76th minute penalty-kick equaliser and his sublime touch let in Callum McGregor for the glorious opportunity to score the late winner which he miserably screwed wide of the post.
Roberts, who had taken over from James Forrest, said: “We want to win every game. Every week we go out there we want to play the best we can and get a result.
“When they went down to 10 men you think you might win it. We had chances and on another day we might have scored them. To be fair to them, they were very good and kept us at bay.
“If we took the chances, it’s a different game. In the end, things were in our favour, but we couldn’t quite get the win in the end. However, it was a great display from everyone to come back from 1-0 down and salvage something from the game.”
Roberts looked back at the spot-kick incident and said: “I played Moussa in and he went round the player. He’s big and strong enough to do that and obviously it was a foul. Moussa was cool as you can be again to put it away.
“We had a few chances after that to put them to bed.”
The tricky winger, whose loan deal from Manchester City expires at the end of the season, reckoned the Hoops still have a chance of claiming third place in Group C and a berth in the Europa League.
He added: “You know what happened when Barcelona came to Celtic Park before so anything is possible. We’ll go into that game positive just like this one and hopeful to get another result.
“The gaffer said it’s about the future in the Champions League for Celtic. It’s a season to learn, see what the teams are like and see what we are like.
“We aim to improve with every game. This was another learning game. We were 1-0 down and we played well at times. Then we got the goal.
“It’s all a learning curve and will stand us in good stead for our future in this competition.”