Date: 22nd November 2017 at 11:58am
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Former Celtic striker Pierre Van Hooijdonk believes that Celtic are in with a shout of winning this season’s Europa League.

The Hoops are in currently in third place in their Champions League group, three points ahead of Anderlecht, and are in pole position to clinch European football after Christmas.

The battle is likely to go down to the final group game against the Belgian champions next month, and it’s one that the former Dutch international thinks Celtic will win.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, he said: “Celtic haven’t officially qualified yet –  but I do expect them to beat Anderlecht and get to the knockouts of the Europa.”

Van Hooijdonk continued: “For Celtic as a football team, the Europa League is the more interesting competition.

“Unfortunately, that is where they belong these days.

“If they’re going to eventually win a European trophy again, that is the only tournament it will happen in. I genuinely believe they have a chance of going far as they have all the attributes you need.”

Celtic face PSG in their penultimate Champions League group game tonight, with the Bhoys looking to avoid another heavy defeat against the French champions.

The Hoops then face Motherwell in the Betfred Cup Final at Hampden Park on Sunday.

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