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Celtic handed disparaging nickname after latest Champions League collapse as English pundit makes Tottenham comparison

Once again on the continent, the Hoops performed well but had nothing to show for it after shooting themselves in the foot

An English pundit made fun of Celtic’s habit of losing in the Champions League by equating their repeating bad luck tale to Tottenham.

Spurs are frequently made fun of in the south for how many times they’ve appeared to be on the edge of fame or a noteworthy accomplishment only to falter when it really matters, a trait known as being “Spursy.” The latest instance on the continent when the Hoops have played well yet come away empty-handed was last night’s setback, which they conceded to a late Pedro header after seeming to be in control of the game.

And according to Nigel Reo-Coker, history repeating itself in that way allows Celtic to be compared to Ange Postecoglou’s team in terms of that “broken record” narrative as well as repeating the same old sins of failing to take advantage of their opportunities and giving up soft goals.

The former West Ham midfielder was quoted on CBS as saying: “In England, we make fun of Tottenham and claim that they are extremely Spursy doing Spursy. We may say that Celtic is acting very Celticly for the Champions League.

“It’s something they continue to do. It keeps repeating itself. Good chances and opportunities exist, but don’t take them since they aren’t clinical enough.

Giving the ball away in the last seconds of a Champions League match right in front of your backline?

Michael Lahoud, a former MLS player, intervened and brought up the age-old debate over whether Celtic is hampered by the step up from the Scottish Premiership.

“Those are situations you might get away with in the Scottish Premiership, but not in Europe,” he continued. Maeda had three to four excellent opportunities. passes the ball instead of shooting; I don’t like it when attackers do that.

Finish it off, be assertive, and have confidence because if you score a second goal, the game is over.

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