Celtic defender shares Rodgers tactics for Borussia Monchengladbach clash
By Dominic Toner
Jozo Simunovic has revealed that Celtic will press high in their next Champions League match.
The Scottish champions host German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday in their latest European encounter.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have endured a mixed start to the group stages, suffering a crushing 7-0 defeat to Barcelona in their opener.
Celtic bounced back in their next match against Manchester City and earned a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Forward Moussa Dembele continued his remarkable start at the club with a brace, but it was the high intensity and aggressive approach that caught the eye.
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Simunovic, 22, has explained that Celtic will not change their tactics against Borussia and will play with the same intensity.
“We are very positive about Wednesday,” Simunovic told The Scottish Sun. “We’ve good attacking players and that gives us confidence.
“We pressed high against Man City and we will try to do that again. We need to believe in how we play. I am very confident about the game against Borussia.”
Celtic’s two matches against Borussia represent their most likely opportunities to pick up some valuable wins.
Simunovic may be handed his first Champions League start of the season, after playing 90 minutes in the club’s league match against Motherwell on Saturday.
The defender completed a move to Celtic Park in 2015 following a spell with Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb, but has been extremely unfortunate with injuries since his arrival.
He has featured in 22 encounters for the Hoops following his move, including five appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the new campaign.
Celtic will be hopeful of a positive result against Borussia, who have yet to pick up a group in the current campaign.
In other Celtic team news, Dembele has described his close team-mate as a brother.