CRAIG GORDON absolved Kolo Toure of all blame for his errors that cost Celtic dearly against Borussia Monchengladbach.
The experienced central defender slipped up twice to present both goals to the Bundesliga outfit in a night to forget in the east end of Glasgow. Despite these errors the former Liverpool star enjoys the overwhelming support of Celtic fans., who appreciate the influence he has had to the side since arriving in the summer.
Keeper Gordon said: “It’s a team thing. We accept it together as a group and we are not going to single anyone out.
“We probably didn’t play well enough to win the match. We had one or two little chances – like Scott Sinclair’s in the first-half – that had we taken, things might have been different.
“But we didn’t create enough as a team to put pressure on. Regardless of how we conceded, we take it as a team.
“Kolo will be fine. He’ll get his body back into shape after the game and go again.
“He’s a great player. You saw that three weeks ago when he was fantastic and one of the big reasons we were able to take a point against Manchester City.
“No-one in the dressing room is pointing any fingers. We will make sure everyone is up and ready to go for the next game.”
Gordon added: “I wasn’t really surprised by Monchengladbach, not from what we had seen on the videos in preparation.
“We knew they would come to Parkhead and and pass the ball, get forward quickly and create chances.
“They came with a plan and it worked for them. We couldn’t really get to them to stop them passing like we did against City.
“That’s what was disappointing from our point of view.
“I don’t think we can have too many complaints. We lost a couple of soft goals, but, apart from that, they were a very good team.
“Obviously, the nature of the goals was disappointing, but they played very well.
“Their movement was excellent. They don’t have any real superstars, but they play within a team structure.”
Celtic travel to meet the Germans again on November 1 and face an uphill struggle to reverse last night’s result. What is certain is that Celtic can play much better than they did last night when even the Celtic support were a little under par, just excellent rather than magnificent!
Meanwhile Andy Lynch’s autobiography Hoops, Stars and Stripes with Paul Dykes is published today.
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Andy will be doing a Q&A on CQN on Monday evening.