Boyata makes honest admission ahead of Celtic CL clash v Anderlecht
By Abigail Withey
Celtic centre-back Dedryck Boyata believes that none of the club’s Champions League opponents are “easy” ahead of their clash against Anderlecht on Wednesday.
The Hoops face the Belgian outfit away at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in their second group stage showdown of the European competition.
Brendan Rodgers’ side previously suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-German at Parkhead at the beginning of September.
Celtic are currently bottom of their ‘Group B’ table with PSG and Bayern Munich both on three points after winning their opening matches.
Boyata missed his side’s initial game in the competition against the French side due to injury but appears ready to face Anderlecht in his home country.
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“There are no easy opponents in the UCL. Tomorrow is a very important game for both teams,” he said ahead of the match, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 26, 2017
The 26-year-old defender has only recently returned to action following a knee injury which he sustained during a pre-season friendly match in Prague.
His knee problem meant that he has sat out of a majority of the club’s fixtures so far this season and missed a total of 14 games before he returned to feature in the Hoops’ Scottish League Cup quarter final clash against Dundee.
The centre-back played the full 90 minutes of the first Old Firm match of the season last weekend and helped his side keep a clean sheet in there 2-0 victory.