VIDAR RISETH will be at Hampden next month for the Scottish Cup semi-final meeting with Sevco.
And the former Celtic defender believes his fellow-Norwegian Ronny Deila will be more than ready for the intriguing confrontation between the SPFL title holders and the Championship side.
He said: “I spoke to Ronny after he beat Rangers (sic) in the League Cup semi-final last year and he absolutely loved it.
“I had spoken to him before the game, but after it he admitted that there was not anything that could have prepared him for it.

“I told him just to wait until he experiences a game against them at Celtic Park – it is even better. The atmosphere at Hampden is different, I think, to what it is like inside Celtic Park, but it is still an extraordinary experience.

“I think Ronny knows now what it is all about and he will be ready going into that game.

“It is so important that they are in a good position in the league and playing well because if they are at 100 per cent then I think they will win it.

“I am actually coming over to the game with some Norwegian friends who have always wanted to see what this match is like.

“So, I am bringing them to Glasgow to let them see it for themselves and, hopefully, we will be celebrating at the end of it.

“I think once you have been a Celtic player you do not ever forget that feeling for the club. I will be cheering as loudly as anyone.

“I felt that if the club were not going to spend a lot of money in the transfer market last summer then it would be hard for them in Europe. But winning the league and the Scottish Cup would be a decent season.

“I have some good memories of Hampden. Some not so good, too, although scoring when we beat Aberdeen to win the League Cup in what had been a very tough season was great.

“I will be reminding a few of my friends about that one!”
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