ROSENBORG skipper Mike Jensen knows his team are facing a different Celtic side on Wednesday to the one managed by Norwegian Ronny Deila.

The midfielder insits his club were dealt the worst possible draw, but is adamant they can still make the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2007.

The Danish international claims Brednan Rodgers’ outfit are under massive pressure to qualify, while his side can relax on their Champions League visit to Glasgow.

Jensen said: “It’s a difficult draw for us and, of course, Celtic are the big favourites to go through.

“But we’ll play our hand. The most important thing is to get a good result in the first leg. Then we’ll try to attack them at home.

“It’s the toughest draw we could have got. It’s a bad one for us, but if we want to go to the group stage of the Champions League we have to beat some really good teams.

“And this is a totally different Celtic team under Brendan Rodgers.

“They’ve developed so much in the last year.

“It would be huge for Rosenborg to reach the group stage of the Champions League again.

“It would be a sign of massive progress for the club. But all of the pressure is on Celtic because they must go into the Champions League groups.

“There aren’t many games in Norway when we’re not under pressure.

“Here, we’re always big favourites to win in our league. But for this one we can put the pressure on Celtic. We’ll try to hold them in the first leg so they maybe get stressed a little bit.

“I know people think we are struggling, but we can still be dangerous – we can cause Celtic problems. We’ll go into the match with confidence.”

Jensen added: “I’ve watched Celtic play a lot – they have big-profile players like Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair in attack.

“No-one in Scotland could beat them last season. Even the people in Norway were aware of their achievement.

“But we can take something from Dundalk before the Celtic game.


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