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‘WE WON’T CHANGE OUTLOOK FOR BAYERN,’ VOWS ARMSTRONG

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STUART ARMSTRONG insists Celtic will not change their game plan for the crucial Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich tomorrow night.

The Hoops have already lost 5-0 at Parkhead to Paris Saint-Germain on Matchday One and they were thumped 3-0 in Bavaria earlier this month.

But the midfielder is adamant the team will continue to play in the Brendan Rodgers way which was good enough to turn over Anderlecht 3-0 in Brussels.

Armstrong said: “We approach every single game wanting to go and attack – do what we are best at doing.

“But, equally against better opposition, maybe we play on the counter a bit more than we do domestically.

“You need to be organised and compact when you play these teams. Finding the balance of both is going to be important.

“The manager won’t change and I don’t think it has been his style in any of the Champions League games we have played so far.

“We are organised and try to control the game a bit more, we do not try to sit in and take what we can get.

“There was a feeling we didn’t quite do ourselves justice in certain aspects of the game in Germany, maybe losing the ball too cheaply and not looking after it as we would have liked.

“It is always difficult. You can get it back quicker domestically when you lose it, but playing against top European teams if you lose it you have to work that bit harder to get it back.

“We will need to be more careful in our possession.”

The playmaker added: “Each team in the group obviously is there on merit and have performed very well in their domestic league and each have their own qualities.

“It is just how they perform on the night in home and away ties.

“It can feel like the odds are stacked in favour of the big clubs. Obviously, there are big European teams with world-class players and you have to recognise the different budgets.

“But you don’t know with different teams. Certainly for us, what we focus on is that we are a very good team and we are in a very good moment.”

BRENDAN RODGERS – THE ROAD TO PARADISE is now available from CQNBookstore.com – the first 100 orders will receive a special free gift with there copy of Brendan’s biography, which was written by Celtic View editor Paul Cuddihy. Paul, who as usual has done an outstanding job on The Road to Paradise, will tell you that he was delighted at the amount of time and commitment Brendan put into the preparation of the book.

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