Silverware quest is a big deal for Jozo
itself, Simunovic was a tad frustrated, but also pragmatic. The imposing centre-half was caught somewhere between acceptance at the formidable opposition Celtic faced, while also believing the hosts could have done more to at least slow down the French march to victory.
He said: “It was a very tough game for us, especially at the start because we didn’t play well. The second half we were better but the scoreline showed everything.
“We can learn a lot of things. We will analysis things with the coach and make sure we are at our best for the next game. We have to look forward and learn from this type of game. That is the most important thing.
“We wanted to play our game but they are such a good team.
“In the end it could have been a different result but now we have to look forward and do better.”
Simunovic played a significant part in the downfall of his team on Tuesday night.
With the game poised at 2-0, it was his tug on Edinson Cavani that gifted PSG the chance to make it 3-0 to kill off the game. In truth, though, it was already an uphill task by that point.
He added: “Cavani is a top striker and the referee gave the penalty and that is that.”