John Hartson reacts on Twitter to Celtic draw, has advice for players

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Celtic will find it tough in the Europa League group stage this season.

Former Celtic and West Ham United striker John Hartson has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to the Europa League group stage draw.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic have been drawn against Dutch giants Ajax, Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce and Norwegian outfit Molde FK in Group A.

Hartson believes that it is a tough group for Ronny Deila’s side, but he has advised the players to embrace the challenge.

However, the former West Ham star has refused to be drawn into a discussion regarding whether Celtic could go on and win the Europa League this season.

It will not be easy for Celtic to get out of their group, but the players should certainly give their all and have confidence in themselves.

The winners of the 2015-16 Europa League will get the chance to play in the Champions League next season.

This means that Celtic, if they win the prestigious European competition this term, will not have to negotiate Champions League qualifiers next season.

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