Ambrose will bounce back after criticism, says Celtic defender Wilson

The fellow defender is sure the Nigeria international will not dwell on his performance against Juventus after being at fault for two goals in the 3-0 first-leg loss

Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson believes his centre-back partner Efe Ambrose will not dwell on the criticism of his display against Juventus in the Champions League.

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The Nigeria international arrived back from Africa Cup of Nations duty on Tuesday morning, and assured manager Neil Lennon he was suitably fit to play - only to be at fault for the Bianconeri’s first and third goal in the 3-0 first-leg defeat.

Team-mate Kris Commons criticised Ambrose’s decision to play so soon after international duty, but Wilson believes it was the correct choice.

"Efe's a big boy, he'll recover from it," Wilson told reporters. "We all have situations like that and unfortunately Efe's had it against Juventus.

"Efe's got great experience, he's just won the Africa Cup of Nations and he'll bounce back from it no problem. He trained with us on Tuesday morning and he seemed fine. He had a spring in his step.

"The gaffer thought so, too, and that's his job. He started and I wasn't surprised. I don't think anyone was."