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‘HOOPS MUST FORGET PSG LOSS,’ INSISTS AGATHE

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DIDIER AGATHE insists Brendan Rodgers’ side MUST forget the five-goal mauling from Paris Saint-Germain when they play Anderlecht tonight.

The former Hoops winger said: “It is important Celtic don’t think they are a bad team at this level just because they lost 5-0 at home to PSG.

“It happens in football, now they have to come back again and show that Celtic is a great team.

“I think they can beat Anderlecht, qualify for the Europa League and go on a run. As long as they get their confidence up, they still have a great chance to go through.”

Agathe, who played in Martin O’Neill’s line-up that lost 1-0 to the Belgians in 2003, added: “I watched the game against PSG and I thought if you are playing a team like them you really have to defend.

“Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani like to play in lots of space, so I would have said that you would be best to defend quite narrow and quite deep, to give yourself a chance of a draw.

“A point against PSG would have been a really good result.

“I can’t be critical because I really like Brendan Rodgers. I like the way his team play, I like the way the manager wants to have the ball and wants to attack.

“But when you play against PSG, you need to adapt. Because it was 5-0 at home the danger is that it affects their confidence.

“Celtic need to remember that it is only Anderlecht they have got next and they can win.

“They need to have possession in the game, try to play the way they normally play.”

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Each episode includes interviews with ‘Celtic-minded’ figures from the world of sport, music, film, art, broadcasting, literature or politics.

Ahead of the crucial Champions League match against Anderlecht, ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ goes behind the Champions League curtain for Celtic’s opening match against PSG.

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