CALLUM MCGREGOR has admitted that Celtic simply didn’t deserve to win their UEFA Conference League tie against Bodo/Glimt, as the Norwegians eventually ran out 5-1 winners on aggregate.

The Celtic captain was left out of the starting line-up in Norway as Ange Postecoglou’s men attempted to overturn the 3-1 deficit from last week’s first leg in Glasgow, but could do nothing to alter the direction of the second leg when he came on at half-time, as Celtic eventually fell to a 2-0 defeat on the night.

McGregor admitted that over the two legs, Celtic didn’t get close to the levels they want to perform at, and ultimately got what they deserved as their European adventure came to an end for another season.

"It was difficult conditions on a difficult pitch against a good side,” McGregor said.

"You are 2-0 down from the first leg so it's never going to be an easy task.

"We didn't start the game well at all to be honest and we gave the impetus. It was difficult to recover from that point.

"We had a bit of a go in the second half and we had the chance with Daizen (Maeda) to get back in it.

"But over the two legs, we have to accept that we didn't play anywhere near the level we are capable of, or have been so far this season.

"The reality is that we didn't play well enough over the two legs.

"You can talk about having the ball, controlling the game and creating chances. But at this level, you have to take them.

"When you don't do that, you always give the opposition a chance.

"Over the two legs, Bodo showed their quality when they got their moments. "