Ezequiel Garay says playing at Celtic is and will be incredible

Ezequiel Garay of Valencia reacts during the La Liga match between Valencia and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on November 26, 2017 in Valencia, Spain.

Celtic take on Valencia this week.

Ezequiel Garay of Valencia reacts during the La Liga match between Valencia and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on November 26, 2017 in Valencia, Spain.

Ezequiel Garay is expected to start in defence for Valencia away to Celtic this week

The Argentina international has played at Celtic before, while he was with Benfica back in 2012.

 

He is looking forward to Thursday night's challenge.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper Super Deporte, he raved about his experience playing against the Scottish champions.

Garay said: "The truth is that it was incredible, it is a super nice pitch with a spectacular crowd and I think it is very nice to play in those scenarios, we appreciate playing for the crowd and what this game entails."

Eliaquim Mangala (L) of Valencia CF controls the ball next to his teammate Ezequiel Garay (R) and Luis Suarez (2nd R) of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and...

Garay scored in his last visit to Celtic and added that he hopes to do so again, discussing the importance of an away goal.

He has paid attention to Celtic's recent strong form and knows the match will be tough.

He said: "We are Valencia, we have a great team, we can score at any time for the quality of the players we have, but we also know that it will be very difficult.

"They are going to come out strong, they have won seven games without conceding a goal and that reflects that they are doing their job very well, but we are going with the idea of ​​making a good match and bringing a good result."

Valencia's La Liga form has been mixed, but they are unbeaten in their last five games.

The Spanish side managed a draw away to Manchester United earlier in the season before beating them at home in the Champions League group stages, and Celtic have a tough task on their hands.

 

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) vies with Valencia's Argentinian defender Ezequiel Garay (R) during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch