Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels the side have to learn a valuable lesson from their 4-2 win against Inverness last weekend.
The Bhoys continued their impressive start to the season but Griffiths suggested that the team let their concentration slip when they took their foot off of the gas when 4-0 up.
He’s called for the team to avoid making the same mistake against Malmo this week, as the club look to secure a place in the group stage of the Champions League.
“It’s a warning. If we play like we that in the Champions League we will be severely punished. It is something we will look at in training during the week and make sure we sort it for Wednesday,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“At 4-0 up we were looking at going on and winning five or six. But credit to Inverness. They came back at us in the last half an hour.”
Champions League is vital for Celtic
Celtic manager Ronny Deila is likely to stress more than once before the Malmo match, how important the Champions League is for the club.
It’s vital for Deila and his team in terms of improving the quality of their squad, the calibre of players they can attract and the amount of money the club can make as a result.
If the Bhoys are fortunate enough to find themselves with a comfortable lead against Malmo, they need to increase it and make sure that their qualification is beyond doubt.