Daniel Arzani earns Celtic promotion after Brendan Rodgers intervention

Arnold Nichols
October 27, 2018

Brendan Rodgers has urged his Celtic players not to be frightened to make mistakes against RB Leipzig on Thursday night.

"We've obviously lost two matches against two very good sides away from home".

"We are not interested in them though - because we don't have the kind of money needed to invest in those players!"

"We have one or two issues but it's OK, we have a number of young players who have been training very hard and working hard to have the opportunity to play". You play so many games and at certain times in the season that's going to happen so we'll just have to deal with it.

Celtic have three points from nine and host Leipzig, who have six points, next month but first face a crucial Betfred Cup semi-final against Hearts at Murrayfield on Sunday.

"We're playing against one of the top teams in Germany but we still have to show our way of playing and when we do that we know we can cause problems".

Celtic defender Marvin Compper has warned RB Leipzig about the extra motivation the Bhoys get when they play at Parkhead.

Germany global Marvin Compper - who the Bhoys signed from Leipzig - has played just once since his arrival after struggling with fitness issues and is unlikely to be considered for a starting place. "This is what these players have been waiting for, the opportunity to play and really experience what it's like to be a Celtic player".

Rangnick said: "It looks like these two teams will be fighting for second spot".

Having been part of the the Hoops academy set-up to date, Rodgers made a decision to give Arzani a chance to impress with the first-team at Murrayfield instead of taking part in a reserves game against Partick Thistle.

"They like to press and build from the back using their wing backs".

Winning silverware as soon as November can be a catalyst for teams to go on to more success as seen with Celtic during the 2017-18 season when they won an unprecedented double treble.

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