‘Celtic players acted like pigs and children’

Malmo goalkeeper Johan Wiland has launched a scathing attack on Celtic players describing them as “pigs” and children”.

Wiland was on the wrong side of a 3-2 defeat at Celtic Park in the first leg of the Champions League play-off.

And after the defeat he didn’t hold back in his views of the Hoops to Swedish website SportExpressen.

Wiland said: “They are pigs, all of them, that’s the way it is.

“You just have to try to stay cool and do what we have to do on the pitch. Griffiths, well, I don’t know what to say, he behaved like a child, tugging shirts all the time.”

Malmo defender Rasmus Bengtsson told Sportsbladet “There were some players who talked a lot. You probably know who I mean.

“They have a captain [Scott Brown] and a few others who like to talk. But that’s the way it is at this level.

“One player who came on [Nadir Ciftci] was not particularly nice. The first thing he wanted to do when he came on was to talk.

“He had more focus on that than his performance. And I don’t think it was to their advantage that they were running around focusing on other things.”

The return leg is next Tuesday in Malmo.

 

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