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‘UNACCEPTABLE,’ ADMITS BROWN

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GUTTED skipper Scott Brown says Celtic’s second-half display in the 7-0 mauling by Barcelona was “unacceptable”.

The Hoops’ Champions League campaign got off to a nightmare start in the Nou Camp last night with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar running amok.

Brown said: “It’s the second half that we’re really disappointed with. To lose five goals in 45 minutes is unacceptable.

“Everyone is disappointed in that changing room. We didn’t do well enough on the ball. When we got it, we kept giving it away. 

“They’re entitled to score goals, they’re a great team, but we should do better than that.

“It’s 7-0. I’m not going to come away from here laughing and joking, am I? It’s hard to take, but they are a great team. 

“Now we need to bounce back. We’ve got Manchester City in the next game and we need to try and get something at Celtic Park.

“We know at home, with our fans, anything can happen.”

Brown added: “They’re the best team in the world, there’s no doubting that.

“Their front three are exceptional – their movement, their vision, their calmness on the ball, but we need to defend better from the front, midfield and the back. 

“We’ve got to be a lot more compact and braver on the ball, as well. 

“The second-half was the big disappointment. We’ve not managed to create anything, we’ve not managed to get in their half really, get a throw-in or anything. 

“We just defended for 45 minutes. It’s not like us, even coming here, we usually do better than that.

“They’re spending hundreds of millions of pounds on great, great players. They’re always going to score goals and always going to create chances, but we need to play better than that if we are to have any hope of getting through this group.”

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