Football is the most brutal business with last night’s Europa League defeat from Zenit St Petersburg a significant night for Celtic.
Losing is part and parcel of the game but there is an expectation that a team will at least compete and play to the best of it’s ability.
In Russia last night, not for the first time on the continent Celtic froze. The players looked overawed and lacking belief that they can compete at that level.
Brendan Rodgers was blunt in his assessment, claiming that players lacked courage and highlighted the way that goals were given away.
All three goals were certainly preventable, there was nothing like the high level of skill involved in Callum McGregor’s goal in the first leg.
From the day that he arrived at Celtic there has been an expectation that players will be moved on.
The summer will be Rodgers’ fifth transfer window since taking over from Ronny Deila, by the end of it the squad that he inherited will be in the minority with no room for sentiment when it comes to delivering success.