Baffled me’… Chris Sutton nails it as he’s left bewildered via Peter Lawwell’s current Celtic comments

Celtic’s meantime monetary results came at the supporters like a teach this week as the club announced that income and earnings has accelerated from 2022.

After the club failed to reinforce the team in the January transfer window, the fans will be fuming that simply £3m used to be spent on Nicolas Kuhn and a mortgage signing in Adam Idah was made to assist bolster the first-team for the title run in.

However, it wasn’t simply that that Chris Sutton took aim at this week. The former Celtic hero used to be left completely burdened with Peter Lawwell’s comments involving the club’s performances and standing in the Champions League this season.

In the period in-between assertion Lawwell said [Celtic FC], “We achieved 4 points in the team stages and, even as representing an enchancment over final season’s two points, we completed fourth in the group stage.

“We took comfort from a variety of excellent performances which will serve our squad well, however our objective is to hold enhancing and competing in Europe.”

Chris Sutton takes aim at the Celtic chairman

Yeah, these comments burdened me as well. A variety of desirable performances which, ultimately, nevertheless served up a bottom positioned end and a 6-0 thumping from Atletico Madrid.

And Sutton wasn’t having any of it.

Sutton stated [Daily Record], “But, just like the switch talk, the European remarks baffled me. The chairman’s announcement talked of taking comfort from a range of exact performances which will serve our squad well.

“How does finishing backside of a mild group serve a squad well? Am I missing something? This season’s Champions League was once a wasted opportunity and would have done greater harm than good, I suspect.

“In terms of an thrilling new structure in European football, Celtic fans are looking at their club, with money in the attic, having their automated area in next season’s most important competition put into jeopardy from a function of strength.

“I don’t feel there was once ample in there to satisfy a guide which is deeply sad at the activities of the previous few months.”

Yes, we played well against Atletico in the 2-2 draw and had it no longer been for a defensive mistake against Lazio at Celtic Park, we can also nicely have taken a point off the Italian side as well.

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A dead rubber win towards Feyenoord meant that the solely consolation we ought to take from that end result used to be that we gained our first Champions League team stage game due to the fact that the 3-1 win over Anderlecht in 2017.

But ultimately, lack of satisfactory bought ultimate summer meant that Celtic as soon as once more struggled in Europe’s pinnacle opposition and couldn’t get out the group stage for the 2nd season in row.

Like Sutton, I am absolutely bemused at how that can serve this squad properly and our switch policy moving forward.

Put it this way, if you were an aspiring footballer looking to play in the Champions League, would you prefer to come to a membership that always fails in the event and oftentimes takes a resounding beating at least as soon as per season in the group stages?

Yeah, me neither.

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