CRAIG GORDON is adamant he is not to blame for Celtic being trounced 7-1 by Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.
Celtic’s international keeper insists there was little he could do to prevent the Champions League collapse against Neymar and Co in the French capital.
Gordon, who conceded five against PSG at Parkhead in September, said: “I don’t think there was a great deal I could have done about the goals.
“Every one was of tremendous quality. You could go through them all.
“I had a few decent saves in the game, I would have liked to have had more, but the quality of the finishing was so good I wasn’t able to do that.
“I’ll watch it again. I watch every game. There’s always things to try to improve on. I’ll go through it with my goalkeeper coach Stevie Woods. but I don’t think we’ll have too many talking points from the game, to be honest.
“That can happen. You can go through a game and not make too many saves, but still lose a few goals.
“When the finishing is of that standard, you have to accept that’s the life of a goalkeeper. You need to move on.
“I’ve lost seven before, but I didn’t want any more than that. I probably made my best save of the night when it was at seven.
“That wasn’t enjoyable. But you have to accept they are possibly the best team in Europe at the moment.
“They had a quite incredible night. Everything they seemed to hit was going in at the posts.
“Their finishing was just brilliant. It was hard to take at times as every good chance they made they were clinical and made us pay.
“We created a few chances ourselves and while we put one away, we were not as clinical as them in the final third.
“They hardly missed the target at all. You just have to hope they have an off night, but when they don’t they are capable of doing what they did to us.
“They’ll do that to other sides as this competition progresses.
“We want to challenge ourselves against these teams, but Wednesday was not the night.
“They were too good. There were parts of the game we actually played quite well. We had some good moves and passed the ball well at times.
“We made a few mistakes, but kept trying to play. The manager will find some positives from it.”
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