Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata has told the Glasgow Evening Times that the squad are feeling confident ahead of a difficult trip to FC Stjarnan, in the second leg of the club’s Champions League qualifier.
The Bhoys secured a 2-0 win in the first leg of the tie last night, which puts them in a very good position looking ahead to the second game.
It’s not going to be easy for Celtic to get the better of Stjarnan in Iceland, with Boyata explaining that the side are taking nothing for granted despite their advantageous position.
“We all know this game is never over after 90 minutes. We have to go for 180 minutes and make sure we go through,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“We are confident. Playing away games is never easy but we have the better players and hopefully we can finish it off.”
A work in progress
It was always going to be difficult for Celtic to produce a completely comprehensive performance because of the fact this tie has come at such an early stage in the club’s season.
Celtic are a side with players who are catching up in terms of fitness and a side with new players who are still bedding into life at Parkhead.
What’s positive is that the squad just found a way to get a win on the board, which has created the potential for a positive mind set to now develop over the coming weeks, heading into the return of the Scottish Championship.
As the players get fitter and get stronger, the various sections of the team will sharpen up and Ronny Deila will be extremely happy and confident.