CELTIC have lost ELEVEN of the 20 European games under the guidance of Ange Postecoglou.
There have been a mere six wins with three draws while a landslide FORTY-TWO goals have crashed into the Hoops net.
At the other end of the pitch, the team have claimed 30.
The side made unwanted history last season when they exited THREE European tournaments – the Champions League, Europa League and Euro Conference League.
EURO WOE…Ange Postecoglou watches from the sidelines.
The failure to at least finish in third place in Champions League Group F condemned Celtic to a remainder of the season without European nights in the east end of Glasgow.
To the casual onlooker it is a catalogue of catastrophe and calamity.
The manager would appear to be playing Russian Roulette with a bullet in every chamber; chances of success are an uncompromising nil.
It’s been a nerve-shredding rollercoaster ride among the elite after an absence of five years and the players have earned kudos for some enterprising play in a merciless tournament where every mistake is punished, every moment of slack play is seized upon and every lapse in concentration is exploited by ruthless opponents.
It has been a brutal learning curve and everyone of a Celtic persuasion must hope fervently the harshness of the tuition will be put to a good use when the club enters this soccer minefield again.
MAN ON A MISSION…Ange Postecoglou remains convinced about Celtic’s future in Europe.
Famously, Postecoglou revealed he does not pop the champagne corks for a clean sheet and it’s obviously in the club’s DNA to be bold, ambitious and progressive.
The 57-year-old Greek-Australian gaffer is unshakeable in his belief that Celtic will hit the “sweet spot” at some stage while performing among the echelons of European competition.
So, a dossier of disaster? Or a springboard to bigger, brighter and better times?
Patience is a virtue and in Ange we trust.
The scorelines from the past two European campaigns.
Real Madrid (0-3, 1-5)
Shakhtar Donetsk (1-1, 1-1)
RB Leipzig (1-3, 0-2)
FC Midtjylland (1-1 and 1-2)
FK Jablonec (4-2 and 3-0)
AZ Alkmaar (2-0 and 1-2)
Real Betis (3-4 and 3-2)
Bayer Leverkusen (0-4 and 2-3)
Ferencváros (2-0 and 3-2)
Bodo/Glimt (1-3, 0-2)