“They are pigs, all of them, that’s the way it is,” goalkeeper Wiland told Swedish newspaper Kvallposten.
“You just have to try to stay cool and do what we have to do on the pitch. Leigh Griffiths, well, I don’t know what to say, he behaved like a child, tugging shirts all the time.”
However, ahead of the second leg in Sweden, Hareide says the comments have been mispronounced and taken out of context and he stood by his earlier remarks that Celtic would tire before the end of the match in Glasgow.
He said: “Regarding the comments from our goalkeeper, if you travel abroad and if you are going to write about players from Sweden, Norway or Germany or Spain or France, you have to know the words.
He added: “That is why I am upset of the press because you just translate things, put things in headlines then you get something out of it. We hadn’t said it.
“It is like the goalkeeper and all the players, they can say what they want to say themselves, you know. But I stand by saying that Celtic looked tired at the end of the game.”