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EX-CELT WARNS VALENCIA

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CELTIC misfit Miku, who had one season at the Hoops, has warned the Valencia players about the famous Parkhead atmosphere tomorrow night.

The Venezuelan hitman, now 33 and playing for Bengaluru in India. has been at both clubs and has told the Spaniards what to expect in Glasgow in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 encounter.

He said: “Valencia will find Celtic Park a very hostile environment, but in a good way. Celtic fans sing for the whole game  and there is a great atmosphere for football.

“But the Mestalla is an imposing stadium, too, so both teams are used to the pressure.

“Celtic know they have to make home advantage count in the first leg. If Valencia return to Spain with a draw or at least an away goal, they will be favourites.

“But if they lose badly, it will be difficult to turn it around.”

Miku was signed on a season-long loan deal by ex-boss Neil Lennon from La Liga outfit Getafe in August 2012. There was a clause in the contract to make the move permanent, but the highly-rated striker failed to make an impact at the Hoops.

The player struggled and scored only two goals in 14 appearances.

Miku, who spent two seasons at Valencia before moving to Getafe, returned to Spain a year later.

He later admitted it had been a “mistake” to join Celtic and added: “Simply because I cannot do anything.”

 
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