PADDY ROBERTS believes Celtic possess the qualities to beat Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany on Tuesday night.
But the on-loan winger, who came off the subs’ bench for the final 13 minutes of the 2-0 Champions League defeat two weeks ago, agrees with boss Brendan Rodgers that no-one should be kidded they’re up against anything other than one of Europe’s finest teams.
The 19-year-old said: “I was there last season when Manchester City played them. I played in the Youth League match and we watched the match later in the stadium. We sat right up high and it was a great atmosphere.
“But Borussia were dominant then, so I knew what they were capable of in Glasgow.
“City stole it 2-1 in the end that night with a 90th-minute winner and our keeper Joe Hart was brilliant. They were very good.
“Counter attacking-wise, they were unbelievable, so we will work on countering that in training, on ways to stop them and ways we can break them down to try and get the win.
“I wasn’t surprised how strong they were. We knew they had some good players and were missing some players.
“But it was pretty much the same team I’d seen. They were possibly even better last year. Raffael, who didn’t play in the first leg, was very good. He was very quick on the counter and he is Brazilian, so he was very good on the ball.
“They also have Eden Hazard’s brother Thorgan and other quality players, as well.
“But we deserve to be here too with the right to try and take something from these games.
“Every team in our group are very difficult. It’s a tough test, but one we are ready to take on.
“We have quality ourselves. We have very good players and need to show that.
“It will be tough, but we’ve been on fire recently, so, hopefully, we will take that form into Tuesday.”