“It’s usually more difficult away from home, but we’re looking forward to it.
“Personally, the playing surface is no concern to me. Astroturf is no problem to a good football player with good skill and we’re a team full of technical players.
“To win 2-0 at home is a good score. We haven’t conceded and we’ll go there and look to score goals like we always do, but we’ll be compact when we don’t have the ball. However, we’ll go there and try to win.
“I think everybody knows what the Champions League means. It’s the biggest tournament in the world. Coaches, managers, players supporters – everybody attached to Celtic Football Club and Scottish football – wants to see Celtic progress to the group stages.
“That’s where we want to be, in with the big boys, but we have to earn the right to be there.”
The champions, of course, will started the league season without new boy Nadir Ciftci, who has been banned for six games after an incident at the end of last term.
“We don’t condone that type of behaviour. We want our players to be competitive, but within the laws of the game.
“I haven’t spoken to him, but he’ll be focused and looking forward to tomorrow’s game.
“He won’t be available in the early league games, but he will be fresh for the European games so for every negative there’s a positive.”