Brendan Rodgers frustrated by Dedryck Boyata absence after Champions League exit

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers gives intructions during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and AEK Athens at Celtic Park Stadium

Speaking late in the game as Celtic lost 2-1 in Greece, and 3-2 on aggregate, Sutton said on BT Sport: "Celtic have stockpiled this money".

Within six minutes his side were trailing to a Rodrigo Galo strike and it looked a forlorn task when Croatian striker Marko Livaja headed in a second five minutes after the break.

"He's a player that we would've loved to have been here with us", said Rodgers.

The Belgian defender claimed to be injured when he posted on Instagram: "Unfortunately, I could not play because I'm not yet 100% operational".

The Belgium global is missing Tuesday's Champions League qualifier at AEK Athens and says it is down to injury. "We gave AEK a lot of problems but you have to defend properly and we didn't do that".

"It would've been great to have had him here but he's not", added Rodgers.

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The Hoops have reached the group stages of the competition for the last two seasons but doing so again could be tricky following last week's 1-1 draw with AEK in the first leg.

They have spent £2m on disco lights at Celtic Park for Champions League nights.

Celtic will now contest a Europa League playoff round tie with Latvia's Spartaks Jurmala or Suduva Marijampole of Lithuania.

"I always say you shouldn't have to lose to learn but when you do lose you have to learn so that is our message and we get back to the training field and try to improve".

Following a 1-0 first-leg home win, 19-year-old midfielder Gedson Fernandes netted a crucial away goal as they progressed despite Alper Potuk equalising on the night for Fenerbahce.

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