'It starts getting serious now' - Sutton warns Celtic about UCL draw
By Danny Wright
Chris Sutton has warned that Celtic have been handed a tough draw in the next round of the UEFA Champions League following their win against Linfield on Wednesday night.
The Hoops will face Norwegian giants Rosenborg in the third qualifying round of the competition next week after easing to a 6-0 aggregate victory over Linfield.
Scott Sinclair bagged a brace will Tom Rogic and Stuart Armstrong rounded off a 4-0 hammering of the Northern Irish outfit at Celtic Park on Wednesday, taking Brendan Rodgers’ side a step closer to the group stage.
However Sutton, 44, has suggested that it may be difficult for the Bhoys to get past Rosenborg as they are a huge step up in quality from Linfield.
“Rosenborg will be a tough test for Celtic. It starts getting serious now,” said Sutton on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday night.
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Rosenborg will be a tough test for Celtic… It starts getting serious now⚽️
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) July 19, 2017
Sutton spent six years as a Celtic player and knows a fair bit about being successful in continental competition when he spearheaded the Scottish side’s attack as they reached the 2002/03 UEFA Cup final.
The former England international couldn’t help the Hoops from losing 3-2 to Porto in Seville though, despite two goals from legendary striker Henrik Larsson.
Next Wednesday’s opponents Rosenborg narrowly earned their spot in the next round with a 3-2 aggregate victory over Dundalk.
The second leg went to extra time but the Norwegians prevailed 2-1 to line up a clash with Celtic.
In other Celtic news, Sutton has also aimed a dig at Rangers ahead of the Hoops’ game on Wednesday.