Celtic assistant boss John Collins has been quoted by STV suggesting concentration will be the key for his team against Inter Milan this evening.
“Of course, we have to win the game but we’ve got 90 minutes to score the goals - or the goal - that will win us it. So it’ll need total concentration from start to finish,” said Collins.
The start will be important because the atmosphere in the San Siro is going to be a difficult one for Celtic’s players to contend with.
The home support is likely to inspire Inter to start the game on the front foot and Celtic need to be switched on and alert in the opening minutes to ensure they aren’t exposed.
Before and just after half-time as well as the closing moments of the match are also going to be important for the same reasons.
The job of Collins and manager Ronny Deila is to keep all of the players focused on the task in hand and not looking ahead to the weekend or thinking about anything which could affect their performance.
Inter Milan have the quality and experience to take advantage of any weakness they see in this Celtic team, but if the Bhoys concentrate, defend well and take their chances, they should have enough about them to win and progress in the competition.