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Published: 08:31 | 13/7/16

Rodgers: No embarrassment in defeat


Brendan Rodgers insists there was "no embarrassment" after Celtic were beaten 1-0 in their Champions League qualifier first-leg against Lincoln Red Imps.

Celtic were stunned when Lee Casciaro gave the part-timers the lead in the 47th minute of the tie at the Victoria Stadium and they held on to their advantage to ensure Rodgers' first competitive game in charge ended in defeat.

Despite the loss, Rodgers has called for calm ahead of the second leg at Parkhead next week.

When asked whether his side were embarrassed by the loss, Rodgers said: "No. There is obvious disappointment. There is no embarrassment. It was a tough game in tough conditions. We didn't take our chances, they took their chance.

"We dominated and created enough chances to score. Sometimes it can happen, obviously with the pitch, an awkward bounce and all of a sudden the player is in, it's into the floor and goes in.

"We have seen enough to see that we can get through in the second leg. Of course you are disappointed to lose.

"It was difficult, of course. They set up 5-4-1. And it doesn't matter the team, the level. Teams have good organisation, 11 players behind the ball.

"Throw the pitch into that, it's very, very tough for the players.

"But we created enough chances, their keeper made fantastic saves. It gives us a bit of work to do in the second leg.

"I'm not really (shocked). I've been around the game often enough, I know these results can happen. We stay calm. We need to put in a performance next week,

"The result here complicates it a bit for us. We move on to next week."

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