Rennes boss looks for home comforts
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.
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