Heavy defeat shows the need to spend in January

It has been an open secret that Celtic’s defense is in need of reinforcement, tonight in Paris we witnessed the back line torn to shreds.

The early injury to Mikael Lustig and the introduction of Nir Bitton only added to the chaos.

Clubs like PSG have mega budgets, we can’t be expecting to beat them, but neither should we be taught such a brutal lesson.

The manager should be given money for a Centre Back who can play a whole season, build the centre partnership between him and the revolving door of Dedryck, Jozo and Erik when fit.

Tierney picks himself at left back so the only other area is right back, with Lustig hurt, Gamboa rarely seen and Ralston still very young, a right back would be the other logical addition.

Luckily for us Bayern beat Anderlecht, that is to say we can lose 2-0 and go through.

But even if we get to the next stage, clubs like AC Milan, Dynamo Kiev, Lyon, Arsenal and Lazio await, with budgets far superior to our own.

If we are to have a realistic shot of a European adventure after Christmas, we must buy a couple of quality defenders in January.

Otherwise we will see more nights like tonight.



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