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Charlie Nicholas reveals prediction for Rodgers' side in Champions League

27 September 2017

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'Anderlecht reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League, so they are still a very tough opponent.

Rodgers is confident the professional satisfaction his players would take from extending their European campaign into the second half of the season can be as powerful a motivational factor as any.

"It's a big game and Celtic's away record is a real concern", Nicholas said, as quoted by Sky Sports' website.

"If you get the result, there is a outcome for that and for Anderlecht that seems quite nice!"

"It's important for us as a team and a club that we don't just see qualification as the success". It's clear they've had a hard start to the
season.

"They do have pace in their side to play on the break but the defence becomes exposed because it's an unusual situation not having the majority of the ball".

"That's going to be over time, to have the confidence at this level".

"It's absolutely about prestige as well". We want the name of Celtic, and the representation of Scotland to go as far as we possibly can. We'll do everything we can to fight for the result'. So that's something we want to be able to do.

"We saw that previous year too".

Rodgers said: "You go into those games believing you can get a result, but it's only logical that if PSG bring their A-game and we bring our A-game, then PSG win". Just because we have been on the run we've been on for the last 15 months or so doesn't mean you're not susceptible to such performances. Every game we play is a pressure game because we put that pressure on ourselves, but pressure also comes with playing for a
prestige club such as Celtic.

It also includes a bit of insight into what we expect from each player, and what they can do to make the difference.

"Even after the game against Rangers on Saturday we reflected on it and looked at things we could have done better".

Charlie Nicholas reveals prediction for Rodgers' side in Champions League