Celtic players behaved like pigs and children according to Malmo player
Celtic left disappointed after beating Malmo 3-2 in Champions League first leg
August 20th, 2015
A wonderfully exciting game at Parkhead saw Celtic fly into a 2-0 lead although the Scottish champions were unable to put their Champions League tie to bed on Tuesday night.
Jo Inge Berget scored twice against his former club, with the second coming at the death to swing the tie back in favour of the Swedish champions and there appeared to be plenty of bad blood after the final whistle.
The Malmo coach questioned Celtic’s fitness levels and claimed he knew their opponents were capable of making mistakes at the end of the game, while the team’s goalkeeper went a step further by describing the opposition players as “children” and “pigs”.
“They are pigs, all of them, that’s the way it is,” Wiland told Kvällsposten. “You just have to try to stay cool and do what we have to do on the pitch. Leigh Griffiths [who scored twice for Celtic], well, I don’t know what to say, he behaved like a child, tugging shirts all the time.”
The Malmo defender Rasmus Bengtsson told Sportbladet: “There were some players who talked a lot. You probably know who I mean. They have a captain [Scott Brown] and a few others who like to talk.
“But that’s the way it is at this level. One player who came on [Nadir Ciftci] was not particularly nice. The first thing he wanted to do when he came on was to talk. He had more focus on that than his performance. And I don’t think it was to their advantage that they were running around focusing on other things.”