The French media are thrilled with PSG”s Celtic Park demolition on Tuesday evening. Going into the game against Brendan Rodgers’ men there was a lot of confidence, but also an awareness that playing Celtic could be the perfect banana skin for the Parisians.
Celtic’s atmosphere, the will of the players, all the mythical things associated with the Scottish club were wheeled out, but in the end they weren’t a match on the pitch for Unai Emery’s men.
L’Equipe’s front page shouts out ‘Le Park des Princes’ and whilst they don’t spend too much time talking about Celtic as a team, the ratings certainly aren’t pretty.
Anthony Ralston and Stuart Armstrong were the worst players for L’Equipe, with both scoring just 2/10. Most of the rest got a 3, with Scott Sinclair and Patrick Roberts managing to score 4.
The French newspaper believes Celtic were limited technically, not having the ability to rival PSG, and the mobility of some players has been questioned, especially in defence where Rodgers’ saw his team outclassed.
Perhaps the biggest insult for Celtic is that despite PSG winning 5-0 away from home, only Adrien Rabiot was deemed good enough to get an 8.