Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his side after they secured qualification to the Europa League, despite slipping to a 1-0 defeat in their final Champions League Group C game at home to Anderlecht. The first half especially, we didn't manage to keep the ball.
"There is huge pride but it is hard to feel that when you have lost".
"But we are through and we can look forward to it when it comes round in February".
'But there is a story for some of our players in that they have a long way to go before they can call themselves to be players at this level.
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Brown acknowledged that Celtic were second best on the night and that the disappointment of defeat would have to fade before they would enjoy having achieved their pre-tournament aim of European football in early 2018. But we've shown over the course of this campaign that we can be better'.
"We have been able to do that but tonight is an example of a long way to go, and of the gap between the teams at the very top and those just below that". We were fourth seeds in this and over the Champions Leauge there won't be too many of those who have jumped up to third place and gone through. It was not so normal for a team from Belgium to silence the fans at Celtic Park. "But the disappointment [from the game] is still fresh and everyone in that changing room is a little bit disappointed that we didn't manage to get the ball and play our own game".
'Some of them think they are Champions League players but this is a good leveller for some of those guys to reflect on the performance and be better.