Robson defends Boruc blunder
Celtic midfielder Barry Robson has leapt to the defence of under-fire goalkeeper Artur Boruc.
By Carla Hilton
Last Updated: 06/11/08 5:41pm
Celtic midfielder Barry Robson has defended Artur Boruc after the goalkeeper conceded a late goal in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League game with Manchester United.
Boruc could only punch Cristiano Ronaldo's late effort as far as Ryan Giggs, who made sure of a point at Parkhead.
The late equaliser denied a resilient Celtic their second win over United in three seasons.
Boruc, who was at fault for one of the goals in United's 3-0 win at Old Trafford, has been heavily criticised by the fans but Robson believes the attacks are unjust.
"We hung in their in the second half but lost to a disappointing goal," said Robson.
"From where I was standing, I could see the ball was all over the place so it was hard for Artur.
"And you know how well Ronaldo can hit these balls. But overall, we did okay.
"It was a hard game but we got a decent result."
Celtic are six points adrift of United and Villarreal in Group E but Robson insists qualification is not out of the question for the Hoops.
"I think we can still qualify for the knockout stages," he added.
"If we win our next two games then we are right in there with a great chance."