Brendan Rodgers has been looking ahead to his side’s opening game in the Champions League group stages at home to French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The Irishman believes the Hoops have the chance to make history later tonight, though has reiterated who the superior side are going into the match.
The visitors have been in fine form in Ligue 1 so far this season and have shown no signs of slowing down, going into this on the back of a 5-1 thrashing over Metz.
Among their squad is one of the most talented group of attacking players in Europe, though Rodgers is looking forward to going into the match with a tight game-plan that could potentially (and hopefully) do some damage.
As quoted by The Telegraph, the Celtic boss spoke tactics and what could potentially go wrong without the backing of the fan and the pressing of the team:
You still want to dominate the ball but it’s also about control of the game without the ball. I’m looking forward to that element of it because we very rarely get the chance to do that, but at the highest level you have to be confident on the counter-attack.
If you stand off top players, they will play around you, through you and over you. They have to feel that pressure. They have to feel the crowd. These are the games where you get the chance to write your story that can be heard worldwide.
Of course, for our own performance level and for the nation, we are trying to gain credibility and, obviously, as professionals, we want to continue in Europe after Christmas, but you have to understand the size of the task. It’s not PlayStation – it’s top, top players we are playing. How can you compete with a £750m team?
The Hoops’ opening home game in last year’s group ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and many were surprised by the home side’s decision to press early on.
The game-plan, in terms of going forward, worked impeccably well. And despite conceding three goals on the night, the Hoops players left the pitch with their heads held high.
The fans, like always, will once again play a major role in another European night under the Parkhead floodlights.