Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has admitted he ‘made a mistake’ after being sent off against Barcelona.

The Scotland international was given a straight red card in the game with the Blaugrana yesterday evening, with his side going on to lost the match 1-0.

"I still think it was a harsh decision. However, I recognise that I made a mistake and put myself and my team-mates in a difficult position. I need to live with that and there is no-one more disappointed than me about losing the match,” he told the club’s official website.

"There wasn´t a huge amount of contact at all, to be honest, but I have to accept responsibility for my actions – and I do.

"The team deserved to get something out of the game after playing so brilliantly and putting in so much effort against one of the best sides in the world.

"I was also disappointed for the supporters after the incredible backing they gave us during the game. They were magnificent once again.

"It was another fantastic performance from the lads after the Milan game, and although we´ve still to pick up a point from this group, we´ve shown we can compete against some of the best sides in Europe.

"We have four games to go in this group and everyone in the squad firmly believe that we can still qualify, and we are determined to get our first points on the board against Ajax in two weeks´ time.”

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