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ERIK SVIATCHENKO admitted he was blown away by the Parkhead support during his first taste of the Champions League.
The Danish defender was astonished by the atmosphere before the kick off in the 3-3 draw with Manchester City last month.
And the centre-back is urging the fans to be at least HALF as good when Borussia Monchengladbach arrive in the east end of Glasgow for tomorrow night’s Group C encounter.
Sviatchenko said: “I am very much looking forward to this game.ctgurxzwyaakvg8
“I had a taste of the atmosphere against Manchester City and it was just incredible.
“If the fans deliver just half of it against Monchengladbach we will be happy.”
The 25-year-old centre-half, signed by ex-boss Ronny Deila from FC Midtjylland for £1.5million in January, emphasised the importance of the defence shutting out the Germans.
Looking back at the 2-0 weekend win over Motherwell, he admitted: “We said at half-time we would need to be more aggressive and press a little more.
“During that period, I thought we controlled the game well and, of course, scored the penalty-kick when Moussa Dembele was thinking quicker than any of the others.
“Sometimes it is more difficult to score goals, but, again, it was fine for us to win by just two because we had a clean sheet.
“We scored a couple, but it could have been more. The main thing is that it was another victory and we can be satisfied.”
Sviatchenko also praised his colleagues who had a gruelling period with their countries before coming back to face Mark McGhee’s Fir Park side, who had conceded 12 goals in their previous two visits to Parkhead.
He added: “When you’ve been away on international duty, as was the case with myself and many of my team-mates, it can be difficult to come back and have energy.
“But we trained well and we are a collective. We work together and give each other energy.
“We showed that against Motherwell and, hopefully, we will show it again against Monchengladbach.”
Meanwhile former Celtic skipper Andy Lynch’s autobiography is out this Thursday and there’s still time to take advantage of the great launch offer.
Just order Hoops, Stars and Stripes from CQN Bookstore (HERE) and you will automatically receive a signed copy plus a free copy (also signed) of Quality Street Gang by Paul Dykes. So both books cost just £14.99 plus p&p for the next few days.
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