Real Madrid star Rodrygo says it won’t matter who the coach plays at Parkhead on Tuesday night, because he believes the current European champions are simply too strong.
Celtic face the European champions on Tuesday night’s blockbuster group stage opener in Glasgow. Both teams boast 100 per cent league records going into the game; Celtic dismantled Rangers 4-0 on Saturday while Madrid beat Real Betis 2-1 in a top-of-the-table clash at the Bernabeu.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou and some of the current crop of Parkhead stars will be participating in the elite division for the first time.
Postecoglou says it will be a similar “no guts, no glory” approach from the on-form Hoops. However, 21-year-old Rodrygo, who scored a late winner against Real Beits at the weekend, has opened up about his feelings concerning the match when speaking ahead of the game tomorrow.
He said: “We are all very excited about starting our defence of the trophy in Glasgow. I believe we have a really strong squad this season. It’s a busy period with two games in a week, but we love that. It’s always better to be playing games. Whatever team we pick on Tuesday it won’t matter because we are so strong in all positions across the pitch.
“We have started the season well. We have won our first four La Liga games, but this is only the beginning. It’s a joy to play under a coach like Carlo Ancelotti and I think we will improve as the season goes on. He asks us to play in a special way. I am very happy to play for him.”
Rodrygo will be hoping for a first start to the champions league campaign amidst talks of Coach Carlo Ancelotti intending to rotate the squad.