John Collins looks ahead to Celtic v Inter Milan in Europa League

Celtic assistant manager John Collins says that he will make sure that the players are prepared for the Europa League clash against Inter Milan.

Celtic assistant manager John Collins has explained how he is going to make sure that the players have all the knowledge they need about Inter Milan.

Scottish Premiership giants Celtic have been drawn against the Italian club in the round of 32 of the Europa League.

The first leg will be held only in February, but Collins is already starting his work of taking notes and monitoring Inter from now.

“It’s a wonderful draw, an exciting draw,” he told Celtic’s official website on Monday. “They are a big Italian side but they are not firing on all cylinders in their league and are beatable, particularly at home with our support…

“As soon as I get back tonight, I will be on the computer checking them out. It will be six or seven weeks away and we will be having them watched from now to then, and we will be assessing their strengths and weaknesses, so it gives us plenty time which is good. We can have them watched thoroughly. Preparation is a vital part of it.

“While it will come down to how we play, it’s important we know everything we can about the opposition, individually as players and collectively as a team.”

While Celtic are currently six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, Inter are 11th in Serie A.

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