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  • McCann: I Can Have No Complaints About the Result

    • By UWTB1893
    • 21st September 2017, 9:19 am

    After suffering a 4-0 defeat to Celtic last night at Dens in the League Cup, Neil McCann was quick to admit that the visitors were worth the victory but the scoreline flattered them at the end of the 90 minutes.

    “I have no complaints.” Said the Dundee manager.

    “I think Celtic were worthy winners and I’m not going to say that they were not.

    “I do have a complaint about the third goal because we should have had a freekick.

    “I did think the first goal was a penalty and there was contact, although I’d like to see it again.

    “Up until that point I felt we were containing Celtic and they weren’t opening us up too much.

    “On the whole, though, I can have no complaints about the result.”

    Despite the result, McCann was able to see some positives from the defeat.

    “Listen, I don’t sit here and enjoy a defeat but we can take positives from the match.

    “I now have a lot to work on from a coach’s point of view.

    “I think there was a remarkable workrate put in by my players against a top-class Celtic side.

    “They didn’t rest too many players for the Old Firm game and I think that showed good respect to my side.

    “I don’t think it was a 4-0 and it flattered Celtic a bit with the goals towards the end.

    “We were taking big risks at that point.

    “I am pleased with the effort from the guys and the fact that they stuck at it.”

    It would prove to be a frustrating evening for Dundee.

    Celtic would open the scoring from the penalty spot after Scott Sinclair was adjusted to have been brought down in the box before the player slotted home the penalty.

    The Dees then had a golden opportunity when a Randy Wolters cross found El Bakhtaoui unmarked in front of the goal but the striker completely missed it.

    A goal from James Forrest a few minutes from half time meant it would prove to be an uphill battle for the Dee to get anything from this and despite the second half being largely dull, Celtic would add another two goals to their tally. Both goals came in the dying minutes from McGregor and a second for Forrest.


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