FORMER Celtic skipper Paul Lambert has told Scott Brown to remain calm in the heat of a Champions League battle.
The Hoops welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Parkhead tomorrow while the current captain is embroiled in the fall-out of an incident during in the 4-1 win over Hamilton Accies.
Brown was involved in an episode with defender Ioannis Skondras that left the Greek holding his face.
Lambert, who led Martin O’Neill’s team to the UEFA Cup Final against Porto in Seville in 2003, had a word of caution for Brown.
After viewing the Friday night flashpoint, the ex-international midfielder said: “It looks as though he left a little niggle in.
“It happens all over the pitch and sometimes people pick it up and sometimes they don’t.
“I think he just brushed against him, but he won’t get away with it in top European games.
“Scott knows that himself. He’s not a novice at the game.”
Ironically, the Hoops onfield leader was dismissed after an off-the-ball clash with Neymar when the Brazilian was at Barcelona in October 2013.
Brown was given a straight red card by referee Stephane Lannoy with the tie still goalless.
A headed goal from Cesc Fabregas – with Neymar involved – gave the Catalans the winner 15 minutes from time.
Brown and PSG’s £200million man Neymar will come face to face in Glasgow again tomorrow evening. Let’s hope for a vastly different outcome.
NEW CQN PODCAST OUT NOW, BEHIND THE SCENES AT HAMILTON v CELTIC WITH BT SPORT AND AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS SUTTON – LISTEN BELOW
A CELTIC STATE OF MIND @CQNMagazine PODCAST
— Paul John Dykes (@PaulDykes) September 10, 2017