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Celtic are ‘Huge favourites’ against Cluj says gaffer

Scottish PremiershipCelticCeltic are 'Huge favourites' against Cluj says gaffer
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CFR Cluj boss, Dan Petrescu, is insisting that Celtic are big favourites, ahead of the Champions League Qualifier.

After the first-leg 1-1 draw he compared the Celts to Spanish giants, Barcelona.

“We need to score and scoring at Celtic Park is not easy,” said Petrescu,

“We have looked at all their competitive matches this season and they concede some goals but they create so many chances in every game. The danger is coming from all over the pitch.

“This Celtic team has some very, very good young players. I’m sure in two years’ time they will not be here. They will be at big clubs in the Premier League or Spain.

“I have watched all the games, I have a good eye after 16 years of coaching and 20 years of playing and I am sure of this, these players will go to the top level. That’s why it’s going to be very tough.

“The players who will go to another level will be Ajer, Christie for sure, a fantastic player, and Edouard also. But other players, they have four good players on the wing, and I heard they have six but I haven’t seen them because they are too young.”

“Everybody is telling me that every day but that was a different Romanian team, a different team of Glasgow Rangers.

“I don’t think that Glasgow Rangers team was as strong as Celtic now.

“It’s no comparison because this team is much better. At that time Glasgow Rangers were not doing very well, they had some problems in the club. Now Celtic are winning every time, apart from our game, and also they are winning convincingly.

“In my opinion, Celtic is the big favourite. They have the crowd, they have the result, they have the players, they have the history and of course it’s going to take a fantastic game from all our players to qualify. It would be a fantastic achievement for me and the club.

“Before we played Maccabi Tel Aviv, I told my players that we have to qualify because we have to go to the best stadium in the world

“The players on the pitch were impressed about the stadium and they will be more impressed when the stadium is full. The crowd will help them but it’s a great challenge for us and it’s good for the players because none of our players have played here before.

“I wanted to play here. Hopefully one day I will manage here, you never know.”

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