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ROGIC’S EURO PROMISE

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TOM ROGIC insists Celtic WILL keep their Europa League dream alive by beating Ajax at Parkhead tomorrow night.
The Australian midfielder is set for a key role against the Dutch in the must-win encounter. A triumph would mean a win against Fenerbahce in Turkey next month ensures a place in the knock-out stages.

Rogic also claimed the players are backing boss Ronny Deila, despite being rock-bottom of Group A without a win in four games and collecting a mere two points from a possible 12.mwZf7XRU7j_D8HcP_zZ31mrvfoWaXizmyFAwzhBdxYI

He said: “As a squad, we’re very united, we’re all together and work closely with the manager and coaching staff. We’re completely behind him.

“Obviously, Ajax are a good side. I thought we played well against them in the 2-2 draw in Amsterdam and were in a situation in the match where we could have gone on and won it. It just wasn’t to be that night.

“But I think that if we can perform to the levels of which we’re capable, then we can certainly get the result we need. We’re missing a couple of big players in Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen, but whoever plays on Thursday will be ready. We have a good squad.

“It’s a massive game and we know what’s at stake. We still have a chance to go through and it’s just a case of going out there and performing.

“I don’t think too many people would have predicted how this group would have panned out. But we can’t look back – we have to just look forward.”

Craig Gordon has conceded seven goals in the section after losing four in the qualifying games against Malmo.

Talking about the defensive frailties, Rogic added: “It’s obviously not been good. There have been sloppy mistakes individually which haven’t helped.

“But we’ve been working hard to correct that. At the weekend we kept a clean sheet against Kilmarnock and that was positive.”

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