Video: Roy Keane Doesn’t Buy Excuse That Scottish Football Hinders Celtic in Europe

Video: Roy Keane Doesn’t Buy Excuse That Scottish Football Hinders Celtic in Europe

Roy Keane doesn’t buy the excuse that Scottish football hinders Celtic when it comes to playing in Europe.

The Manchester United legend – who had a short spell in Scottish football with the Hoops towards the end of his career – wouldn’t have enjoyed watching Brendan Rodgers’ men as they lost 3-0 to Zenit in Russia.

Celtic went into the game with a 1-0 lead from the first leg at Celtic Park – Callum McGregor scoring the only goal of a game that the hosts dominated.

Embed from Getty Images

But it was a very different encounter last night, with Roberto Mancini’s men constantly in control of the game before deservedly sealing their 3-1 aggregate win.

Keane was asked if the quality of Scottish football makes it more difficult for Celtic to compete in Europe while on ITV’s Europa League Highlights Show last night.

And while accepting it probably doesn’t help, he brought up last week’s win and asked why the team couldn’t play like that again:

Of course, Keane is a good pundit to ask about Celtic considering he very nearly became the Hoops manager before Ronny Deila was given the job in 2014.

The Irish great knocked it back and decided to stay on as his country’s assistant manager, but maybe it’s something for the future?

More in Football

How Successful Has the Return of the Bundesliga Been?

Jonny BoyleJune 17, 2020

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020