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Denayer makes admission ahead of Inter game: Should Celtic be worried?

Celtic defender Jason Denayer has admitted that he's never played in Italy before in his career.

Celtic defender Jason Denayer has admitted to the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s never played in Italy ahead of the Bhoys’ trip to the San Siro to take on Inter Milan.

Denayer could feature for Ronny Deila as Celtic look to edge the tie, which is currently balanced at 3-3 after the first leg at Parkhead.

“It will be an amazing experience. This will be the first time that I have played in Italy and I am looking forward to it. Everybody looks forward to this game,” said the youngster.

On the one hand, it could be considered a disadvantage and a worry for Celtic because he won’t be used to the hostile atmosphere which accompanies European games in Italy.

It could cause him to be a bit anxious heading into the game and that means he could start on the back foot.

However, in terms of him being scared of the atmosphere, that’s not a problem and he seems determined to embrace the occasion.

On the other hand, Denayer not having played in Italy before means he won’t have any mental scars or bad memories.

It’s a clean slate for him and he can go into the game looking to benefit from that whereas more experienced players may be a bit cagier.

Celtic need their defence to be perfect against Inter tomorrow and fingers crossed Denayer will be on the winning team after his first game in the country.

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