Edouard explains why Celtic will be better against Leipzig this time around

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2018

I made a decision that with all the high-profile matches we've had, I thought the energy levels would begin to wain.

Lennon was hit by coin in a bad-tempered 0-0 derby draw with Hearts in midweek and believes he has consistently been the target of anti-Irish racism during his time in Scotland, firstly as a player and manager of Celtic and now in the capital.

Leipzig saw off Celtic 2-0 in Germany a couple of weeks ago, but there is a belief in the green half of Glasgow that their side is beginning to click into gear and are approaching top form.

The Bhoys face the Bundesliga outfit in a huge Europa League clash at Celtic Park on Thursday evening, with the Scottish champions knowing that if they are beaten in the match the chances are they will be eliminated from the competition.

Victory for Leipzig could open up a six-point gap ahead of the Hoops, who now sit third with three points to their name.

Forsberg, 26, holds the record for the most assists in a single season in the German league with 22 - breaking Kevin De Bruyne's previous record of 21 during his Wolfsburg career - but the former Malmo man is battling a long-term groin issue that could rule him out of action.

"He controls the tempo of the game", said Rodgers of McGregor. We want to win every match, so that will be the same on Thursday evening against Leipzig.

"He gives us so much and on top of that he presses the game".

"But the confidence is back now and we are playing really well". It's very hard to score against us at the moment. I think the players felt better too.

No we're not?!' in a moment of pure disbelief.

Celtic were soundly beaten in their only previous meeting against RB Leipzig - a 2-0 victory at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig in Germany thanks to first-half goals from Matheus Cunha and Bruma.

Celtic head into the game in good form, closing the gap domestically to Hearts down to just one point over the weekend.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER