Going into the second leg of the Europa League clash in Russia, it seems that Celtic’s opponents Zenit are in a bit of a crisis.
Former Rangers midfielder Andrei Kanchelskis has claimed, as quoted by the Evening Times, that there is a ‘bad atmosphere’ at the club which has been caused by the influx of too many Argentinian players to the squad, with the squad arguing after Celtic’s 1-0 victory in the first leg of the tie.
Brendan Rodgers and his players would be wise to ignore such talk and concentrate on their own game.
It has happened too many times in the past, a team that’s apparently at each other’s throats unites to pull off an unexpected victory.
The Bhoys won’t be fooled by these reports, and will be well aware that despite dominating most of the first leg between the teams, it will still take a huge effort to get past Zenit on Russian soil.
As long as the team isn’t distracted, if the Hoops play to the best of their abilities there is no reason why they can’t come away from Russia after a notable triumph and book their place in the last sixteen of the Europa League for the first time ever.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops will need to stand up and be counted in two huge games this week