RONNY DELIA admitted he was disappointed as Celtic had to settle for only a 3-2 win after Malmo struck with almost the last kick of the ball in a dramatic night in Glasgow.
The Hoops gaffer saw a two-goal lead disappear as he looked ahead to the tricky second leg of the Champions League play-off in Sweden on Tuesday.
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Deila said: “Yes, of course, I am very disappointed with their second goal so late in the game. My players, too, are downbeat.
“But, remember, we are winning and they have to score on their own ground if they are to go through.
“We have a lead and we know what we have to do in the return tie. Everyone knows we score goals wherever we play and we’ll be looking to get goals in Malmo.”We started tonight’s game very well and we passed the ball well. Unfortunately, after the interval, we didn’t pass the ball too well.
“They didn’t make too many chances yet they have scored two goals. The second one just should not have happened, not so late from a corner-kick.”
Deila gave starting places in his line-up to Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest ahead of Nadir Ciftci and Gary Mackay-Steven and was delighted with his choices.
Griffiths, starting his first European tie this season, scored two goals and the Celtic manager said: “I thought he played very well. I was happy with him and he took his goals very well.
“James Forrest, too, did well. He did what we asked of him and I was happy with that.
“So, now we go there on Tuesday and we know what is in front of us. It will be hard, but we will be up for it, you can be sure of that.”