Former Toon Player Hits Out At 'Embarrassed' Reporters!

Last updated : 09 September 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Scotland defender argued it was far too early to write off their World Cup qualification hopes following the 1-0 loss in their opening game.

Caldwell: "To judge it over one game is incredible, to say we are out this early.

"We know we have got a team that is capable of winning games and qualifying.

"The reaction is a bit embarrassing to be honest - that people can judge people so early and jump on it as much as they do.

"They need to take a look at themselves really and get behind the country because we are all trying to do something that has not been done for a long time. A little bit of help would come in handy."
Caldwell has endured plenty of criticism from Celtic fans since moving from Easter Road two years ago.

But he has consistently been backed strongly by club boss Gordon Strachan and helped Celtic to two title wins and success in Europe.