Deila talks up Celtic’s chances

Ronny Deila believes the rigours of the Scottish Premiership stands his Celtic side in good stead for their crucial Europa League clash with Salzburg tonight (8.05pm, live on BT Sport 1, Setanta Ireland).

A win against the already-qualified Group D leaders at Parkhead will see the Hoops into the last-32 of the competition, although if Dinamo Zagreb fail to beat point-less Romanian outfit Astra, the Scottish champions qualify regardless.

Deila said: “They are very aggressive, intense with their pressure and direct in their play.”

“We have to cope with that but we are quite used to that in the Scottish league, it is also a direct league with intensity.”

* Hoops’ winger Aleksandar Tonev’s appeal over his seven-game racism ban is to be heard on Thursday, December 4.


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