Ronny Deila explains what Celtic must improve on against Inter Milan

Celtic Champions League

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says the Bhoys must defend better when they face Inter Milan on Thursday.

Celtic fans are getting ready for one of the biggest nights of the season as their side travel to Italy to face Inter Milan in the second leg of their Europa League clash.

The tie is finely poised after a 3-3 draw at Celtic Park last week, with John Guidetti scoring the equalising goal in the dying stages of the tie.

It was an action-packed game in Glasgow, but manager Ronny Deila will be looking for a less dramatic affair when the two sides meet at the San Siro on Thursday night.

Deila spoke to the press today ahead of that game, and believes that Celtic must improve their defending if they are to make it into the last 16 of the competition.

"We scored three goals and created a lot of chances the last time, so we need to continue giving Inter Milan trouble," said Deila. "But we have to defend in a better way. A lot of things we did in the home match were good but we need to defend even better."

In the first leg at Celtic Park, mistakes cost Deila's men dearly. The first goal came after a miskicked clearance from defender Jason Denayer, which was pounced upon with a ball over the top of the back line finding Xherdan Shaqiri for the opener.

Then, goalkeeper Craig Gordon dropped a real clanger for the third goal, failing to reach a long ball in behind, handing Rodrigo Palacio an open goal.

Having gifted Inter three away goals, Celtic need to be sharper in defence in Italy - and if they can do that, Deila's men have a great chance of springing an upset.

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