Celtic will want to give their fans something to cheer about this week.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has labelled the club’s supporters brilliant as they displayed their incredible support for the team during the weekend’s friendly win over Wolfsburg, Herald Scotland report.
The Hoops have a proud tradition of backing their club and producing one of the best atmospheres in Europe, and the club may need that support again this coming Wednesday evening.
The Scottish Premiership side host Lincoln Red Imps in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying tie, and they go into the game trailing following a shock 1-0 defeat in Gibraltar.
Rodgers believes a bouncing Celtic Park will make it difficult for any opponent this season, and he recalls watching the 12th man in action at the weekend and being thoroughly impressed.
“Celtic supporters have always been the 12th man. “It is a wonderful stadium and, when it is bouncing and rocking here, there are not many to touch it. It was interesting to see the standing area and the boys over there were non-stop. They were brilliant,” Rodgers told Herald Scotland.
“The players respond to that. As supporters, I hope they can see we are looking to progress and evolve here as a team, but we need them and we will need them for every single game of the season. If we can get them right behind the team, it is going to be a tough place to get a result, for sure.”
Celtic have enjoyed some fabulous nights in Europe over the years, and while Lincoln Red Imps aren’t as prestigious as a Barcelona, the crowd could play a big part in the second leg.
The Hoops were laboured and lacklustre in their defeat in Gibraltar, yet with increased intensity and a strong backing from the crowd they have every chance of progressing with a big win.