CELTIC star Scotty Sinclair has been very part of the the return to form for Brendan Rodgers’ side which has seen them hit domestic opposition hard with 23 goals scored in the last handful of matches. Now the winger who was our Player of the Year in his first season and the club and top scorer last season, reckons it is time to transfer this form to the Europa League, starting tomorrow, user the Disco Lights at Paradise.
Just like James Forrest has already stated – see HERE, this is a must win game for Celtic or the target of European football beyond Christmas will have been missed.
“We know what we need to do to get the win,” the Englishman told this week’s Celtic View.
“The last game gave us a clear understanding of Leipzig and we’ve worked on how to overcome the challenge they pose us.
“We take every game as it comes and that lets us perform well and carry that momentum into the next game. This is a time when we need to progress and make sure we win what is ultimately a very important European game for us.
“Their pressing and transition into attack is very good. They had three shots on target in the last game and scored two goals from that. That shows how clinical they are. We need to play our normal game and not let them force us to change.
“We’re much stronger at home with the fans behind us and the amazing atmosphere, so hopefully we have a much better game than we had in the last match and hopefully we get the win this time.
“Things can change so quickly in football. One minute you’re not playing and the next you’re scoring goals and never looking back.”
Trying to learn lessons from that 2-0 defeat away to RB Leipzig is actually quite tricky. We all know that Celtic were once agin very poor in an away European match. How did our poor showing affect the Germans? The game was fairly even and comfortable for Celtic until we gifted them the two goals. Ntcham could possibly have pulled one back near the end but in truth Celtic never looked like getting back into it after going behind. Leipzig simply played the game out in a lower gear, with the points safely secured.
In the first half hour though they didn’t look anything special at all and if they are judging Celtic by the standard of our play a fortnight ago, they could be in for a surprise or two.
You can read the full interview with Scotty Sinclair in the new edition of the Celtic View.
How do you think the game will go tomorrow night? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the game and scoreline predictions? After the up-turn in Celtic form the goals are flying in and hopefully we can transfer this domestic form over to the three remaining matches in the Europa League. Head over to the new fans form Celtic Noise and tell us your thoughts on how Celtic v RB Leipzig will pan out.
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Also on The Celtic Star today…
Celtic v RB Leipzig: Thursday Night Fever, ‘a beautiful atmosphere,’ says Kampl…See HERE.
Teddy Bears are Terrified! “The fear of Ten won’t go away,” admits Weir…See HERE.
Celtic v RB Leipzig: ‘It’s got to be Perfect’, Hartson tells Celtic…See HERE.
Celtic v RB Leipzig: ‘A weird feeling watching on the telly’, Forrest’s glad to be back…See HERE.
Jim Craig – Celtic faced one of the founder members of the Scottish League, Abercorn FC…See HERE.