Former Celtic defender Derek Whyte is wary his old team could leave themselves exposed against Inter Milan this evening.
He’s worried because he feels there’s an aspect of the match this evening, which could affect the side against a very experienced European opponent.
“My worry is that they’ll get carried away with the home crowd – they have a tendency to just attack and attack in that sort of atmosphere,” he said.
Celtic have to be careful that they don’t recklessly attack this evening and leave space in behind their defence, which Inter Milan can look to exploit on the counter attack.
Scott Brown is going to be a key figure in the Celtic defence in terms of ensuring that the side doesn’t get too high up the pitch, which could leave them exposed over the top and down the channels against Inter’s quick attacking players.
The crowd at Parkhead is definitely an asset for the side but they need to use the energy and atmosphere constructively.
Any tendency to over attack could allow Inter to grab an important away goal or maybe build an even bigger advantage.
That could leave the Bhoys chasing the game in the second leg when a more measured and careful approach to the second game in Italy may be preferred.
Celtic have a great chance to take control of the tie this evening, but they have to do it in a smart and sensible manner, which doesn’t leave them with a mountain to climb.