Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during training
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told the Daily Mail that Noel Gallagher was impressed with the atmosphere at Celtic Park during last month's game with Manchester City.
Celtic are back in Champions League action tonight as they take on Borussia Monchengladbach, with Rodgers looking to pick up his first win of the group stage after a 7-0 defeat to Barcelona and 3-3 draw with Manchester City.
Manchester City Fan and musician Noel Gallagher
Whilst the hammering at Barcelona was a disappointment, Celtic showed that they belonged in Europe's premier club competition in that enthralling draw with City.
Celtic took the lead three times but were pegged back on each occasion, with the famous Celtic Park crowd roaring the Bhoys on in Europe.
It may have been a few years since Celtic were in the Champions League, but the atmosphere generated at Celtic Park hasn't changed a bit, as City found last month – and Rodgers will hope for another electric atmosphere tonight when Celtic face Gladbach.
Ahead of tonight's game, Rodgers has spoken to the Daily Mail about the atmosphere at Celtic Park – and revealed what Noel Gallagher said to him about the Bhoys supporters.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers stated that he spoke to celebrities after the Manchester City game, and they were stunned by the atmosphere at Celtic Park, with Gallagher – a City fan – suggesting that the noise was 'on another level'.
“The people I spoke to after the game — celebrities — said they had never heard anything like it,” said Rodgers. “I spoke to Noel Gallagher, who I’ve bumped into a few times at City. “The Brodge” he calls me! The last game he was at here was the 6-2 game against Rangers under Martin O’Neill and he said the City game was at another level in terms of noise,” he added.
With much of the same tonight, Celtic will have a great chance of beating Gladbach, and boosting their attempts to claim third place in Group C and a subsequent spot in the Europa League, given that Barcelona and City are widely expected to finish in the top two spots.
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