Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed he is approaching the upcoming Champions League encounter with Anderlecht as if “it’s 0-0”.
The Hoops hold a three goal and three point advantage over the Belgian champions, and are clear favourites to finish the group in third place and clinch Europa League football.
That hasn’t made any difference to Rodgers’ feelings about the game though, as reported by Celtic’s official Twitter account on Monday.
“For us it’s 0-0. We want to win the game. We’ll be tactically prepared and look to put on a performance. We know if we can do that then it will equate to a good result for us.”
🗣 BR: “For us it’s 0-0. We want to win the game. We’ll be tactically prepared and look to put on a performance. We know if we can do that then it will equate to a good result for us.” #CELAND
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 4, 2017
The Hoops easily defeated Anderlecht in September thanks to goals from Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair, in what was one of their best performances in Europe for years.
The Champions League campaign has been a series of ups and downs for the Scottish Premiership leaders, with the Anderlecht result and performance at home against Bayern Munich being highlights with the 12-1 aggregate defeat over two games to PSG the low point.
Celtic warmed up for the game with a 5-1 victory over Motherwell which stretched their British unbeaten domestic record run of games to 67.
Odsonne Edouard was the start of the show with a hat-trick but he is likely to be on the bench against Anderlecht.
If the Bhoys make it to the last 32 of the Europa League, the draw takes place on the 11th of December.
In other Celtic news, Callum McGregor says that the Hoops will go out to impose themselves against Anderlecht