X

Wednesday 16
October

Celtic

Rennes boss looks for home comforts

19th September 2019, 17:46 by Nick Harris

As the two sides prepare to meet in the Europa league on Thursday, Rennes boss Julien Stephan hopes the home crowd will spur this side on.

Celtic will need to be very wary of a Rennes side who have already beaten champions Paris Saint-Germain this season and have some impressive players with 16-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga very highly rated.

Stephan has pointed out that Celtic are more used to being in the Champions League than the Europa League at this stage of the season so he knows it will be a tough battle in the opening Group E clash.

He said: “They are a team who are usually in the Champions League and they have huge experience with many internationals.

“We know they can play in the air and they are very technical. They are a very, very good team and have technical players like Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie, James Forrest, just to mention a few.

“They are well balanced and we know how difficult it will be, but we are lucky to play at home and the supporters are going to play a big role in a potential win for us.”

Given the massive travelling support that follows the Scottish Champions around, Stephan may well be in for a shock when his team run out on Thursday.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

More Celtic

Celtic

Forrest up for title fight

16th October 2019, 08:51

James Forrest admits it is "a bit strange" not being top of the Scottish Premiership but says Celtic are ready for a title fight.

Celtic

Bhoys to return for Turnbull

15th October 2019, 13:01

Celtic are expected to reignite their interest in Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull when the transfer window opens in January.

Celtic

Sutton issues Edouard warning

14th October 2019, 15:17

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton says the club must stick to their guns and ignore the temptation to sell Odsonne Édouard in the January transfer window.

Celtic

O’Connor plots path to Celtic first-team

11th October 2019, 15:21

Defender Lee O'Connor has set his sights on winning a spot in Celtic's first-team for the 2020-21 season.

Celtic

Lennon wants fast Celtic start

3rd October 2019, 08:36

Neil Lennon has called for Celtic to make a fast start during their Europa League clash with Cluj at Parkhead on Thursday.

Celtic

Hendry to get his chance after Simunovic injury

2nd October 2019, 15:53

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has hinted unproven Jack Hendry could get his chance to replace Jozo Simunovic in the Celtic defence in the coming weeks.

Recent Sport Headlines

Brighton & Hove Albion

Webster relishing Premier League chance

16th October 2019, 20:07

Adam Webster is delighted he has been handed a chance to impress in the top flight with Brighton.

Bayer Leverkusen

Leverkusen boss hopes for Havertz stay

16th October 2019, 20:07

Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has urged Kai Havertz to snub interest from elsewhere for the time being.

Manchester United

Huge blow for United as De Gea and Pogba ruled out of Liverpool clash

16th October 2019, 20:07

Paul Pogba and David de Gea have been ruled out of Manchester United's upcoming Premier League clash against rivals Liverpool through injury.

Barcelona

Barca plan January move for long-term target

16th October 2019, 20:07

Barcelona could make a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti in the January transfer window.

Bristol City

Robins bring in Rodri

16th October 2019, 20:07

Championship outfit Bristol City have confirmed the signing of Spanish striker Rodrigo Rios Lozano on a deal until January.

Everton

Where did Silva’s reputation come from?

16th October 2019, 19:25

With Marco Silva reportedly close to losing his job at Everton due to poor results, one wonders where his reputation came from?

Rugby Union

No complacency issues for All Blacks

16th October 2019, 18:55

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has dismissed any complacency concerns ahead of Saturday's clash with Ireland.

Everton

Midfielder suffers big setback – Did Everton rush Gbamin back too quick?

16th October 2019, 18:29

Everton have confirmed Jean-Philippe Gbamin will miss a further three months after undergoing surgery on a tendon injury in his right quadriceps muscle.