Valencia midfielder Daniel Parejo comments on Celtic

Daniel Parejo of Valencia CF during the La Liga match between Valencia and Real Sociedad at Estadio de Mestalla on February 10, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic will face Valencia at Celtic Park in the Europa League on Thursday.

(L-R) Daniel Parejo of Valencia CF, Lorenzo Moron of Real Betis during the Spanish Copa del Rey  match between Real Betis Sevilla v Valencia at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on February 7,...

Valencia midfielder Daniel Parejo has spoken highly of Celtic to The Daily Record ahead of the match between the two sides this week.

Celtic will take on Valencia at Celtic Park in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 tie on Thursday evening.

Ahead of the match, 29-year-old Spain international midfielder Parejo has spoken highly of the Hoops.

The former Real Madrid man has also hailed the well-known atmosphere at Celtic Park.

Parejo told The Daily Record: “I am looking forward to this game immensely and have been for some time.

“When you face a team like Celtic you are not just playing normal opponents you are playing against history.

“Everyone knows about the history of Celtic and their stadium and their supporters. They will be an extremely difficult rival and in an intimidating atmosphere.”

Daniel Parejo of Valencia CF during the La Liga match between Valencia and Real Sociedad at Estadio de Mestalla on February 10, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

Big game

Valencia themselves are a historic club, and Los Che will be confident of winning the first leg of their Europa League tie against Celtic.

Playing at home, though, will give the Hoops an advantage. Moreover, the Glasgow giants are also in a good run of form, and manager Brendan Rodgers knows how to get results in Europe.

Celtic have looked defensively stronger in recent weeks, and the likes of Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah have added pace to the Glasgow giants’ attack.

A win for the Hoops on Thursday is on the cards, and one should not be surprised if they get the better of Valencia over two legs.

Meanwhile, according to The Scottish Sun, Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has pleased with Rodgers to play against Valencia.

The Scotland international has been on the sidelines for two weeks with a hip injury.

Daniel Parejo of Valencia CF during the La Liga match between Valencia and Real Sociedad at Estadio de Mestalla on February 10, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

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