Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has been singing the praises of Celtic fans, as reported by Football Italia.
Defending Scottish Premiership champions Celtic staged a remarkable comeback against the Italian giants in the first leg of the Europa League round-of-32 tie in Glasgow on Thursday.
Ronny Deila’s side went 2-0 down at Celtic Park after just 13 minutes, but eventually managed to come back and play out a 3-3 draw with the Nerazzurri.
Mancini was impressed with how the Celtic supporters rallied behind the team and underlined their importance in the hosts clawing back from two goals down.
“In Glasgow we started so well that the game seemed almost too easy,” Football Italia quotes the former Manchester City manager as saying.
“After a while we got lax with our marking, but in these arenas the results can change in a minute. They just needed one goal to become extraordinary thanks to the passion of the fans.”
Celtic are not a true European force, but the Scottish giants do have some of the best fans in the world.
The Bhoys are currently on the backfoot in the Europa League round-of-32 tie against Inter, but the supporters could play a key role in them staging a comeback yet again.
The second leg of the tie between Inter and Celtic is at San Siro on Thursday. The Italian club will be huge favourites, especially as they have no fewer than three away goals.
However, Celtic’s chances of progression to the last 16 cannot be written off just yet. The Glasgow-based outfit do have a good team with some quality players, who will all be determined to give the fans something to cheer about in Milan.