By Danny Wright
Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has warned Celtic that his side are more than ready to face them in Tuesday’s Champions League group stage clash.
Both sides were in action on Friday night with PSG earning a 5-1 win over Metz in Ligue 1 while the Hoops went top of the Scottish Premiership thanks to a straightforward 4-1 victory at Hamilton.
Emery believes that his side are now mentally prepared to kick off their Champions League campaign with a bang at Parkhead on Tuesday night.
“The team is ready for Celtic. We want to make a good run in the Champions League,” said Emery, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“We have a lot of desire and we want to start this competition well.”
PSG boast the most expensive attack force in world football and it seems that the new additions of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were ticking along just fine in their mauling of Metz.
Edinson Cavani bagged a brace while summer signings Neymar and Mbappe also found the net with a goal each before Lucas Moura rounded off the win to extend the Paris club’s lead at the top of the table.
Celtic were in convincing form against Hamilton on Friday night but Tuesday’s clash with Paris Saint-Germain will no doubt prove to be a completely different kettle of fish.
Stuart Armstrong, a Scott Sinclair double and debutant Odsonne Edouard gave the Hoops a good win at the SuperSeal Stadium as Brendan Rodgers experimented with a 3-4-3 formation that is unlikely to be used against PSG.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has torn into this Hoops mainstay for his recent form.