01 Oct Ambrose need to stop switching off, says Deila
Ronny Deila lay the blame firmly at Efe Ambrose’s door after the defender’s lapse in concentration helped Fenerbahce rescue a 2-2 draw against Celtic.
The Hoops were in command of the game after goals from Leigh Griffiths and Kris Commons, yet in what is becoming an unenviable habit of the Scottish champions they threw away their lead.
Ambrose was at fault for the first goal as his header back to Gordon was short and Fernandao slipped the ball under the Scotland international. He then bulleted a header into the back of net early in the second half from a Nani corner to gain a share of the spoils.
“When you are defending you need to keep concentration for 90 minutes and that is the biggest challenge Efe has,” Deila said.
“He plays 88 minutes very good but he sometimes makes some easy mistakes and today was one of them.
“As a defender you have to keep concentration for 90 minutes.
“I think we played well in the first half, we got 2-0 up and it was important to keep that lead into the break.
“I thought we would have had a very good chance in the second half but we conceded an easy goal and that gave them energy and put us on the back foot a little bit.
“They had us for 15 minutes in the second half, they didn’t create a lot but got the second goal from the set-play and it was disappointing that they scored with the two chances they had.”