Neil Lennon wasn’t in the mood to put the boot into Spurs after their 7-2 hammering from Bayern Munich.
A similar result for Celltic would have been greeted with glee in many quarters as every aspect of the club and Scottish football is trashed and run down.
Lennon was on the wrong end of a 6-1 hammering from Barcelona in 2013 with the Catalans and PSG hitting Celtic for seven under Brendan Rodgers.
The elite teams in Europe are capable of inflicting serious damage- even on each other- with Spurs left to lick their wounds and go again after being taken apart at their shiny new home just four months after appearing in the final of the Champions League.
Asked about his thoughts on Tuesday night’s result he told the Daily Record:
Does a result like that surprise you? Of course but it can happen. When you are coming up against that type of quality and they get their dander up, sometimes mentally it can deflate you and it looked like that happened to Spurs.
They were also punished by ruthless finishing. It just shows you that it can happen to the best of teams. It’s more from England that they look down on the Scottish game but we have produced and are producing good teams and good individuals who have gone on to do great things in the Premier League.
Despite their hammering from Bayern Spurs are still strong favourites to reach the knock out phase of the Champions League with Red Star Belgrade and Olympiakos the other clubs in Group B.