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SCOTT BROWN admitted Celtic had faced potential Champions League winners in Paris Saint-Germain after losing 7-1 at the Parc des Princes last night.

The Hoops captain said: “It was a hard day and it was always going to be a hard day, to be perfectly honest.

“I think we’re playing against a top quality team and we’ve tried to attack.

“We’ve scored early doors and it maybe rumbled them a little bit.

“If you don’t lose the first, second and third goal that early on and we’re a little bit more composed on the ball I think we maybe push it a wee bit longer.

“They’re top quality players. They’re very, very clinical once they get up the park.

“They’ll go a long way to winning this. I don’t see many other teams that have got that pace and the squad they have as well.

“To be fair, our defending could be better throughout the whole team, but yet again they’re clinical. They drag you out of areas that you don’t really want to go to and they’re confident one-on-one.

“It’s just the pace and power they have once they go on the attack and they go with four or five players pushing forward all the time.

“It does make it hard, but take nothing away from them. They’ve played very, very well.”

Despite losing 12 goals over two games against the top seeds in the group, Brown didn’t feel that a blanket defensive approach would have altered the result drastically.

He added: “We’re not going to sit in and defend for 90 minutes.

“It’s not the gaffer’s philosophy and not the way we want to play. We want to improve as players and coming up against the best is the only way you’re going to do that.

“You’ve got to try and look after the ball and be a little bit more composed than we were in the first-half.”

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