Celtic have a massive weapon for Champions League qualifiers, says Chris Sutton

Chris Sutton points out an advantage Celtic have in the Champions League this time which they did not have last season.

Chris Sutton has highlighted in The Daily Record an advantage Celtic will have in the Champions League qualifiers in the 2015-16 season.

The Bhoys will play their home games in Europe’s premier club competition at Celtic Park instead of the Murrayfield Stadium like last season.

The reason for that was that Celtic Park and Hampden Park were being used for the Commonwealth Games last year.

Former Celtic striker Sutton believes that playing their home games at Celtic Park will be a huge boost to the Hoop’s chances of winning the Champions League qualifiers.

“Also, having Celtic Park back on the agenda is a huge boost to Deila and his men,” the 42-year-old wrote in The Daily Record.

“Playing their home ties at Murrayfield last season was a total nightmare. Nothing wrong with that stadium, it’s top class, but it’s not Celtic Park.

“Some of the best players in Europe have been unnerved by the atmosphere there. It’s a massive weapon.”

Passionate support

Celtic Park is one of the best stadiums in Europe, and playing their home matches there is certainly going to be a huge boost to the Bhoys’ chances of progressing to the group stage of Europe's premier club competition.

In recent years, the likes of Barcelona and Inter Milan have learned just how passionate the Celtic fans are, and how difficult it is to play at Celtic.

However, for Ronny Deila’s side to progress to the group stage of the Champions League, it is ultimately the players who will need to perform.

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