Celtic striker Scepovic critical of opponents Inter Milan ahead of Europa League clash

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Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic has criticised Inter Milan ahead of tonight's Europa League match between the two teams.

The excitement is building in Glasgow ahead of tonight's Europa League clash between Celtic and Inter Milan, as the two sides lock horns in the first leg of their last 32 matchup.

Ronny Deila's Bhoys made it through a tricky group containing Red Bull Salzburg, Astra Giurgiu and Dinamo Zagreb, and are rewarded with a plum tie against 2010 Champions League winners Inter Milan.

It's fair to say that Inter have regressed in recent years though - much like their neighbours AC. After Sunday's 4-1 win over Atalanta, Inter sit in tenth place in the Serie A table, which is a far cry from when they won the league two seasons running under Jose Mourinho.

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is now back at the San Siro as Inter manager, and will be looking for a successful return to British soil tonight.

However, one Celtic player isn't scared of the Italian giants. Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic has scored twice in four Europa League games this season, and told Goal that Inter are no longer competitive in Serie A, but acknowledged they still have dangerous players.

"We all know that Inter are no longer the team that won Champions League with Jose Mourinho, with famous players like Diego Milito and Dejan Stankovic," said Scepovic.

"Inter still have a lot of quality, starting with of one of Europe’s best goalkeepers Samir Handanovic, defender Nemanja Vidic – who marked an entire era in football – a great midfielder in Fredy Guarin, to striker Mauro Icardi. And they bought Xherdan Shaqiri and Lucas Podolski."

"They are not even competitive for the top of Serie A anymore. But now their confidence has been boosted by victories over Palermo and Atalanta, and anyone who underestimates them is making a big mistake. We won't fall into that trap," he added.

The aforementioned Podolski hasn't been selected in the squad for this tie, so that's one player that Celtic won't have to worry about.

Given Inter's decline in recent years, Celtic have a great chance to spring a shock tonight - and create another famous European night at Celtic Park.

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