Confident Deila sends buoyant message to Qarabag ahead of Celtic visit

The Bhoys boss is feeling good ahead of his side's Champions League qualifier.

Ronny Deila is in confident mood ahead of next week's Champions League qualifier between Celtic and Qarabag FK, according to the club's official Twitter feed.

Indeed, the Bhoys boss was at pains to point out exactly what Qarabag should fear in Glasgow, talking up the Scottish champions' form and chances.

Deila by no means underestimates the Azerbaijani club, speaking about their quality during his Friday afternoon press conference - but it is Celtic's qualities he insists should be feared.

Highlighting the Bhoys' form and home advantage, the Norwegian sent a buoyant message to the Qarabag camp, suggesting it will be tough to beat his men at Parkhead.

Deila also emphasised the role Celtic's fans play in making the club so revered across Europe.

Indeed, the Norwegian believes playing against 60,000 fans at Parkhead is the 'worst thing' an opponent can possibly experience. And he has called on the supporters to 'strike fear' into the Azerbaijani side.

Ahead of Celtic's Champions League clash, the Hoops host Rennes in a friendly match on Saturday afternoon, the perfect warm-up for another home clash against European opposition the following Wednesday night.

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