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Celtic aren't intimated by big-spending PSG - Rodgers

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 01:02

Brendan Rodgers says Celtic will not bow under the pressure of Paris St Germain's latest signings Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

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SHOWS: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 11, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CELTIC MANAGER, BRENDAN RODGERS, SAYING: "What we have to... Of course they're big talents and and we have to rely on the team and that's that's key obviously. PSG play a very clear style of football. They like to build the game from behind. Like many top teams they have comfort in the build-up phase of their game. So you have to try and put as much pressure on that as you possibly can but whilst being aware of the space behind. But, yes they're big talents but we have to collectively as a team we have to be super organised and we have to be able to read and concentrate the game as it develops. So, yes, it will a big huge, huge ask for us with that level of player and quality. But we're excited by that, we're certainly not intimidated by it and we look forward to challenging in it." STORY: Celtic host Paris St Germain in their opening Champions League group stage match of the season on Tuesday (September 12) and manager Brendan Rodgers said they wouldn't be intimidated. Rodgers' Celtic won the Scottish Premiership last season without losing a match but fell out of the Champions League at the group stage after coming up against Manchester City and Barcelona. The former Liverpool boss believes his team has learnt from that experience and are quicker and smarter this time around. Paris St Germain travel to Glasgow with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe among their ranks as the French team look to mount a serious Champions League title challenge. PSG's coach Unai Emery admitted the European competition was a big objective for the club. PSG currently sit top of the French Ligue 1 table winning all five of their games so far. Celtic are also top of the Scottish Premiership with four wins and one draw so far.

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Celtic aren't intimated by big-spending PSG - Rodgers

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 01:02