Jamie O’Hara predicts Celtic will get ‘pumped’ in Champions League tie

talkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara has predicted that Celtic will get ‘pumped’ by Real Madrid on Tuesday night despite lauding the Hoops for their efforts in the 4-0 Glasgow Derby win at the weekend.

Celtic, who will embark in their first Champions League group stage adventure since 2017 when they take to the field tonight, could not have asked for a tougher start as they take on Carlo Ancelotti’s Galacticos side.

The Spanish giants won the Champions League last season mainly due to heroics from Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois, overcoming hurdles from Manchester City, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool on their way to an unbelievable 14th European Cup in Paris.

And O’Hara, who never played in a Champions League tie, did praise the Bhoys for their superb performance against Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men – though he did concede that he believed a long night would be in store for Ange’s boys.

What a night this is going to be for Scottish football. Unbelievable,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.

What a fixture. They’re coming after the Old Firm game, winning, 4-0, they’re going to be confident going into it, Champions League.

I think they’ll get pumped. I think they’ll get beat comfortably. I’m going to go 3-1.”

Let’s hope the team can prove O’Hara wrong – they’ve certainly shown they can do it on the continental stage before…

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  1. Jamie O’Hara is thick as shite on the neck of a bottle and the nearest he’s been to the Champions League is his tv remote control. His career was on a downward spiral from 2010 until it ended with the mighty Billericay Town, and it ended up even lower when Talksport partnered him with the execrable Jason Cundy. A union of equal eejits and he’s regularly regarded as a figure of fun on the station. His opinions have all the value of a groat.

    • Unfortunately he was correct.
      Celtic never gave up but were outclassed in 2nd half.
      Support appreciated the Hoops efforts.
      Time to dust themselves down and start again.
      Good season in prospect.
      Hail Hail