By James Black
Anderlecht interim boss Nicolas Frutos has identified the biggest threats to his side when they face Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday night – midfield duo Scott Brown and Scott Sinclair.
The Belgians lost their opening game 3-0 to Bayern Munich in Germany and a poor start domestically saw them fire manager Rene Weiler as they sat in seventh place in Belgium’s top-flight – their worst start to a domestic campaign in 19 years.
Frutos believes the pair are key to Celtic’s hopes of securing third place in Group B – and a Europa League spot- with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain expected to qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League
“Celtic does not play a typical Scottish football. It’s a strong physical team, but they can also play technically well,” Frutos said as quoted by the Daily Record.
“The captain Scott Brown and Scott Sinclair are strong players. Defensively, the team is also good.
“This game is our final. Both for Anderlecht and Celtic, this is a key contest for third place. PSG and Bayern are usually teams that compete for the final victory in the Champions League.
“I’ve changed my team but on Wednesday we will playing with our best 11 and I already have a team in mind. We will try to play our own game, create opportunities and play the spaces.”