German star praises Celtic, despite criticism of Scottish football

Borussia Monchengladbach coach Andre Schubert and Christoph Kramer during the press conference

Celtic desperately need to win at least one of their back-to-back games against Borussia Monchengladbach.

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-MON-FCBChristoph Kramer in action

Celtic take on Borussia Monchengladbach tomorrow, in the first of their vitally important back-to-back Champions League games against the Bundesliga side, and German star Christoph Kramer spoke at his pre-match press conference about the challenge his side will face, as quoted by STV News.

The Hoops have been dominant on the domestic front this term, and hold a four point advantage at the top of the table, winning seven and drawing one of their opening eight outings in the league, but they have not had things their own way on the continent.

They began their European conquest with a 7-0 hammering against Barcelona, although they did restore some pride with a 3-3 draw against Manchester City at Celtic Park.

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-MON-FCBChristoph Kramer

Speaking to reporters, Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer explained how, although he believes German football to be stronger than Scottish football, Celtic are an exception to that rule, as quoted by STV News:

"I think the Scottish football isn't as good as the German football but Celtic is special because they are a very good team here. We have seen in the game against Manchester City they can play well against every team in Europe so we are not playing against a typical Scottish team. We are playing Celtic, they play in the Champions League and they play there because they are good, not because they are a Scottish team."

Borussia Monchengladbach's Christoph Kramer during trainingBorussia Monchengladbach's Christoph Kramer during training

The Glasgow giants currently sit third in Group C, three points behind Manchester City in second and five points behind group leaders Barcelona.

A return of at least four points from the two games against the Bundesliga side will be required if Celtic are to have any hope at all of qualifying through to the knock out stages of the competition.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

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