I am sure we will see a full strength Celtic team against Inter Milan tomorrow but that doesn’t mean Celtic will be able to overturn their summer form against what will be the best squad of players they have met since facing the same team in the Dublin Cup almost exactly a year ago. Inter will be formidable opponents.
The experimentation of recent weeks will be set aside as Neil Lennon prepares for next week’s enormously important Champions League qualifying game against HJK Helsinki. In particular, we are likely to see a more familiar looking back four and midfield. What happens up front remains to be seen. Celtic have struggled to get into scoring form preseason; the manager will be keen to resolve this, if possible.
Most of all we need a 90 minutes free of elbows in the face and other injuries as the real stuff is only five days away.