Brendan Rodgers has said that he is well aware of Valencia, Celtic’s next opponents in the Europa League.
The Celtic manager said that he has got a measure of them after watching the Manchester United match.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he has an in-depth track of their opponents in the round of 32 in the Europa League, Valencia. The Spanish club were not able to make it into the Champions League round of 16 and will play against the Hoops in pursuit of glory in the Europa League.
The Bhoys’ gaffer said that he had watched the Bats play against Manchester United and has got a good understanding about them from that match. He said, “I watched them this season against Manchester United, I thought when they played at Old Trafford they played like a typical Spanish team, technically very good.” He added, “It will be a tough test. We have the first game at home and we would like to bring some sort of advantage into the second leg.”
The former Liverpool manager also revealed that his early days of coaching were much influenced by watching Valencia play. He said, “When I was a young coach they were one of the teams I travelled over to Spain to study. They are one of the Spanish clubs who have this top-to-tail philosophy where the young players would come through from the base of the academy to the first team.”
SEE ALSO: 5 things we learned from Liverpool 3-1 Man Utd