Chris Davies hails Scott Brown as colossal at Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

The assistant manager is insistent there will be no complacency against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates scoring their fifth goalCeltic's Scott Brown celebrates scoring their fifth goal

Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has labelled captain Scott Brown as colossal to the club's official website, saying his presence will ensure there is no complacency against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

The Scottish champions travel to Israel on Tuesday for the second leg of their Champions League qualifying clash.

They make the journey full of confidence after securing a 5-2 win at Celtic Park earlier this week.

Their comfortable winning margin means they have one foot in the group stages of the competition, which could lead to complacency creeping into their mind set.

Celtic's Scott Brown misses his penalty during the shootoutCeltic's Scott Brown misses his penalty during the shootout

Davies has insisted that won’t be the case though as they have been very clear on the issue with the players.

“There will be no issues with complacency, we have been very clear with the players. They are very focused,” he told the club’s official website.

“From what we’ve seen of the players, led by Scott Brown the captain, who’s a real colossal figure for the team, there will be no issues of complacency for us. We know what we’ve got to do.”

Celtic's Scott Brown shootsCeltic's Scott Brown shoots

It will certainly be interesting to see if complacency is an issue for Celtic in this game given their comfortable lead.

It would not be surprising if it did creep in, although the Israeli side’s showing at Celtic Park should be a clear warning to the Hoops that they cannot relent in their performance.

The likes of Brown will be key to ensuring that doesn’t happen and Davies will be hoping for another big display from the captain to secure their progression to the group stages.

Celtic's Scott Brown applauds fans after the gameCeltic's Scott Brown applauds fans after the game

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