BRENDAN RODGERS has revealed Celtic will show no fear when they face Paris Saint-Germain at Parkhead on Tuesday night.
The Hoops boss said: “Of course, you have to respect the opponent and the qualities they have.
“They are a team full of world-class players with great experience. And they’re in the competition looking to win it.
“That’s why that investment is there and that’s been their path for the last few years.
“But I’ve always been about playing without fear and ensuring they know they’re in a game. They will do when the whistle goes.
“But I always want us to really test the opponent. See how they feel under pressure. When you’re breathing right up against them and if you can touch them then you’re pressing them.
“If they get out of the press, then that’s okay. They’ve earned their £600,000 a week! And they’ll do it a few times.
“But keep going back. Our identity is to play without fear whether it’s a Scottish Cup game, a Rangers (sic) game or an Aberdeen game.
“That doesn’t guarantee you a result, but that gives you a chance.
”I’ve always played that way. My teams have always taken the initiative I like to think; Swansea, even as far back as Watford.
“I wasn’t in at Reading long enough as I got the sack, but my teams have always had the feeling that they wouldn’t wait.
“We want to go after our game and impose our way.”
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