Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers insists there was “no embarrassment” going down 1-0 to Lincoln Red Imps in his first match in charge.
The Hoops lost the first leg of their second round Champions League qualifier against the Gibraltarian minnows after Lee Casciaro profited from slack defending from Efe Ambrose to strike decisively in the second half.
It is one of the worst results in the club’s history but Rodgers was adamant that there was no shame felt in the loss.
“We dominated and we created enough chances to win,” he told reporters.
“One bounce caught us out. We can still get through in the second leg. I thought we had good spells in the game. They sat in with 11 players and, on a good surface, that is really difficult to play against. On that type of surface, it is very difficult.
“There is obvious disappointment, but there is no embarrassment. It was a tough game in tough conditions. We didn’t take our chances, and they took their chance. Our objective is to get through. I’ve seen enough to suggest we’ll get through in the second leg.”