'Devastating' - Anderlecht manager makes Celtic confession ahead of CL clash
Anderlecht manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck is confessed that his side will fall apart in the cauldron of noise at Celtic Park when the Belgian champions play Celtic in the last Champions League group match of the season.
Anderlecht are already rank outsiders to pip the Hoops to third place and Europa League football as they trail both three points and three goals behind the Scottish champions.
Vanhaezebrouck, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, claims to be aware what will happen in the game, but fears he will be powerless to stop Celtic rampaging to victory.
He said: “I can already predict what’s going to happen tomorrow. There will be noise as soon as we come on the pitch.
“The crowd will be behind Celtic, and they will fly like hell. The start will be devastating. If we can survive and stay level, then maybe we stand a chance to do something.”
The Anderlecht boss wasn’t in charge when the Hoops won 3-0 in Belgium in September, in what was only their second ever Champions League group stage away win.
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The Bhoys have boosted by the return of Moussa Dembele, a player who could Anderlecht’s night even worse than Vanhaezebrouck fears it will be.
The Celts warmed up for the game with a 5-1 victory over Motherwell, a game which saw the in-form James Forrest grab a double.
The winger is on 10 goals for the season, which is already his best ever goal return.
Odsonne Edouard scored a hat-trick at the weekend but the chances of him starting the game with the return of Dembele and Leigh Griffiths to the line-up seem slim.
In other Celtic news, Michael Owen has predicted that Celtic will defeat Anderlecht