Aug 23, 2014 at 12.30pm UK at ​Caledonian Stadium
InvernessInverness Caledonian Thistle
1-0
Celtic
O'Connell (65' og.)
FT(HT: 0-0)

Celtic boss Ronny Deila: 'We were too passive'

Manager Ronny Deila of Celtic Glasgow reacts on the touchline during the Pre Season Friendly between SK Rapid Wien and Celtic Glasgow at Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadium on July 6, 2014
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Celtic manager Ronny Deila criticises his side's lack of intensity following their surprise loss to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has admitted that his side were "too passive" during their 1-0 defeat at Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premiership.

The Hoops boss was critical of his players for their lack of intensity, but was quick to congratulate the opposition on their performance.

"In the first half we had three very big chances and they had nothing. The second half was more even and we were too passive," he told BBC Sport.

"I wanted more intensity in the final 20 minutes but Inverness played well, so congratulations to them."

The defeat leaves Celtic in fifth place in the table after three matches, but they have a match in hand on all four of the teams above them.

Celtic manager Ronny Delia looks on during the Scottish Premiership League Match between Celtic and Dundee United, at Celtic Park on August 16, 2014
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