Manager Ronny Deila spoke after Celtic’s 4-2 win over Inverness CT which left the Bhoys two points off league leader Hearts.
Deila will be hoping that they can surpass last season’s failure in the Champions League as the Hoops slumped to a play-off defeat to Slovenian side Maribor, as they bowed out to the Slovenian side 2-1 on aggregate.
Malmö currently sit fourth in the Swedish League Allsvenskan after winning their own domestic fixture 2-0 this weekend against Gefle. The eighteen-time winners will go into the game on a three-game unbeaten run, despite the good form the 39-year old manager remains confident in his side even with two the lapses in concentration with cost them two goals late on.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Deila insisted “It is a warning, of course, the players know that. But what we have to take with us is the first 70 minutes, which I thought was very good.”
“The whole team was very good, in the first-half especially.
“We battered them and also out-played them and created chances. We should have had more goals but that is a positive thing.”
The Scottish side will play the first leg at Celtic Park on Wednesday, the return leg will be played just a week later at Malmö’s Swedbank Stadion, which holds 24,000 spectators.