Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Celtic without five key players for Red Bull Leipzig clash

Celtic without five key players for Red Bull Leipzig clash

Former Celtic striker John Hartson reckons Brendan Rodgers will spurn the advances of Premier League clubs if they offer him the chance to work South of the border again.

Tom Rogic is missing with a knee issue, while Felip Benkovic's fitness is being montiored ahead of the game.

Red Bull Leipzig has been on a six-match unbeaten run since losing their opening Europa League fixture to Red Bull Salzburg.

"It's key coming into these games that we think about performing well".

"They have had a really good start and we know Hearts is always going to be a hard team to beat", Lustig was quoted as saying by the Herald. If we are going to have any aspiration of getting through the group, it's a game first and foremost we have to win.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes Hearts will not have an on-field advantage when they play in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Murrayfield on Sunday.

As the pilot slams on the breaks the Celtic fans then produce a sensational racket with most of the plane piling into a celebratory mood and as arms fly around from the seats the excitement for their Europa League clash with RB Leipzig reaches a crescendo.

"I think my point before the last game was to have an opportunity to have been there and train at the stadium", said Rodgers.

"In the summer I said to him that his game time was very limited and if he wanted to play regular football in his remaining years he would probably have to move".

"It looks like this and Celtic Park will be decisive to finish second and qualify from the group". I thought we started the game very well.

Having been part of the the Hoops academy set-up to date, Rodgers chose to give Arzani a chance to impress with the first-team at Murrayfield instead of taking part in a reserves game against Partick Thistle.

"They don't play typically kick and rush of Scottish football".

"It will have a fantastic atmosphere and like we always do we will try to impose our game and play as well as we can".

"They like to press and build from the back using their wing backs".

Celtic are a good team. "We don't necessarily need a high victory but the most important thing is winning".

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