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Graeme Murty: Celtic defeat 'worst day of my career'

Graeme Murty: Celtic defeat 'worst day of my career'

Boss Graeme Murty apologised to retreating Rangers fans after their side slumped to a 4-0 William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic.

Questioned about the preemptive glee of Rangers fans at drawing Celtic in the first place, Brown suggested that "they can cheer as much as they want, but I don't think they'll be cheering tonight".

First-half goals from Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor and second-half penalties from Moussa Dembele, after Ross McCrorie had been red carded for a foul on him, and Olivier Ntcham gave the defending champions a comfortable win.

The "Outback Ozil" scored against Rangers in a thrilling Old Firm that Celtic won 3-2 at Ibrox just one month ago. "It is about making sure they turn that into positives and energy to power us through to the end of the season, rather than allowing it to be disruptive".

Refusing to discuss his own tarnished prospects of landing the job on a permanent basis Murty parried: 'I'm not going to talk about my role.

"We were just passive; I don't know why", Murty said. We knew as soon as we got the ball down on a half-decent pitch, with the speed we move the ball, Rangers didn't know how to adapt and deal with it. It isn't just Celtic we have got to play.




The Irishman said: "I think we played well and had a real edge to our game and we deserved to get to the Final".

"We had really good opportunities to claw something back from the game and we haven't managed to do it".

"We were not worthy of getting anything from the game today".

It hasn't been all flawless for them however, Celtic's Champions League campaign was disastrous as they recorded just one win in six games and subsequently went on to compete in the Europa League where they lost to Red Bull Leipzig. "I completely understand his frustration".

'There was emotion, anger, disappointment - all the things you wpuld expect after a game like that. "There are big games ahead of us and we need to make sure we get a response between now and the end of the season, if we want to finish as we should".


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