By Danny Wright
Former Parkhead striker John Hartson has admitted that Celtic are up against one of their toughest possible tests on Wednesday night when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
The Hoops can assure themselves of qualification to the last-32 of the Europa League in the New Year by earning a point at the Parc des Princes if Anderlecht lose to Bayern Munich, however Hartson doesn’t seem to be holding out much hope for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Celtic were hammered 5-0 by PSG in their first meeting in Glasgow earlier this season.
The deadly trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani – who scored twice – were all on the scoresheet at Celtic Park as Mikael Lustig also scored an own-goal.
Hartson has admitted that he isn’t expecting the Bhoys to pull up any trees against on the favourites to win this season’s Champions League on Wednesday.
“Don’t get much tougher than this for the Hoops,” he said on his personal Twitter account.
London bound for BTsport tonight.. PSG v Celtic 7.45pm ko. Don't get much tougher than this for the Hoops! #ChampionsLeague ????
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) November 22, 2017
Celtic have won just one of their four Champions League group stages so far having fell to two defeats to Bayern Munich as well as the one at home against PSG.
However their stunning 3-0 away at Anderlecht gave them a massive chance of reaching the knock-out rounds of the Europa League, to ensure that they are continually making progress in not only domestic competitions, but also in Europe with Rodgers at the helm.