IN-FORM Danish defender Erik Sviatchenko is convinced Celtic can frustrate Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany tomorrow night.
The Bundesliga outfit were 2-0 victors at Parkhead just under a fortnight ago, but the international centre-half believed the Hoops have learned their lesson the hard way.
Sviatchenko said: “I think now it is about being ready to adapt to this situation. We will watch some clips again from that game and look at what we can improve upon.
“It is about emphasising those aspects and getting them into out game over 90 minutes.
“We know that they are a very good team. We have a lot of respect for them, but we have showed in the game against Aberdeen that we can also defend.
“We can score goals, but as a team we can stand together and try to keep them out.
“The Champions League is different. Every mistake is punished, so it is all about being on the front-foot and being focused.
“I hope we can put on a really disciplined performance and get something from the game.”
Sviatchenko and Jozo Simunovic look to be forming a solid understanding in central defence and the Dane said: “I think we partner really well, but whether it is Jozo or Kolo Toure or Dedryck Boyata or Eoghan O’Connell, it doesn’t change my approach.
“Everyone wants to give their best, everyone wants to be a winner and be a winner for Celtic.
“Jozo and I have played together for several games now and we have kept a few clean sheets and that helps everyone in the team.
“The centre that is in front of us with Scott Brown is really good, really strong. And Craig Gordon is, I think, back to showing some of the best goalkeeping of his career.
“For a defender like me on Saturday who nearly headed an own goal at the end of the game, to know that he has my back and can react like that gives me so much confidence.”