Celtic fans have become accustomed to Dan Petrescu making bold statements prior to their clashes in Europe this season, and the CFR Cluj boss has been at it once again ahead of Thursday’s encounter.
Petrescu has clearly been impressed by what he’s seen from the Hoops this season, and revealed in his pre-match press conference that he believes Celtic can win the Europa League this season.
And while his comments may seem complimentary, these Hoops supporters are not convinced he means what he is saying.
Twitter: @ClydeSSB Trying a tad too hard with the mind games here. 🙄 (@JohhnyMartin88)
Twitter: @ClydeSSB Nice of dan to say but id rather wrap up 9IAR first get the formalities out the way 🍀🍀🍀 (@PhilStuart13)
Twitter: @ClydeSSB Oh no the mind games again (@supermick67)
Twitter: @ClydeSSB He said something similar before the champions League qualifier (@bravefart19)
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While there is no reason to suggest why Celtic cannot go all the way to the final this season, it does appear as though Petrescu is up to his old tricks again.
Cluj head into the tie knowing defeat to the Hoops opens the door for Lazio to sneak through into the last 32, and Petrescu could therefore be looking to deflect any attention away from his side.