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‘BRENDAN EVERY RIGHT TO BE ANGRY,’ INSISTS HARTLEY

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PAUL HARTLEY reckons Brendan Rodgers had every right to have a go at the Celtic players after the 5-0 loss against Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Hoops midfielder and Dundee manager thought the Irishman’s rare blast was spot on.

The result was the club’s worst-ever defeat in Europe at Parkhead and their heaviest loss on home soil since Hearts beat them 1895.

Hartley, who played 13 times for the Celts in Europe, said: “He would be angry because when they were in possession of the ball they were poor and they’re a possession-based team.

“Brendan had every right to criticise his players, even in public.

“I don’t think he’s ever done that, just because of the success they’ve had.

”If I’m a Celtic player, I don’t read the press the next day.

“I think the players know they let themselves down and Brendan knows they’re better than they showed.”

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