Celtic pulled off an unexpected Premiership title win this season that not many fans would have seen coming, with the Hoops having finished 25 points behind the Rangers last time around and having had to undergo a summer squad overhaul as well. On top of that, Ange Postecoglou had no experience of managing a top division club in Europe when he arrived.
Thus, it is safe to say that the odds were very much stacked against Celtic and they overcame them. The reward is a guaranteed spot in the Champions League group stage next season.
The club have not made it to the competition in several years now and the European nights next season will certainly be special. Most of the players in the current Celtic squad have not had a taste of it till now.
There are a number of top teams that Celtic could come up against in the Champions League group stage next season. There is no doubt in Andy Robertson’s mind though when it comes to who he would want one of those opponents to be. As reported by The National, the Liverpool star told BBC:
“Well look, as a young boy my dream was to play Champions League football at Celtic Park.
“I wanted to be in a green and white jersey, now obviously being at such a massive club like Liverpool then I think I would enjoy it.
“Obviously, I’ve been there as a fan, done ball boy games for Celtic in the Champions League. The atmosphere is incredible, very similar to Anfield.
“I’d love the rest of them to experience it as well.
“Obviously, that’s not until next season but if we did get them then it would be an occasion I would look forward to.”
Robertson makes massive Celtic dream admission
It is no secret that Robertson grew up as a Celtic fan and was even in the club’s youth ranks at one point of time. The Hoops would release him though and he would end up at Queen’s Park instead.
The rest as they say is history, as Robertson has ultimately ended up at Liverpool, establishing himself as one of the best left-backs in the world and the Scotland national team captain. When it comes to Celtic, he is certainly the one who got away.
If Celtic do end up getting drawn with Liverpool in the same group in the Champions League next season, it would certainly be a brilliant tie. It would be very interesting to see how Postecoglou’s side handle Jurgen Klopp’s team, who are very possibly the best in the world at the moment.
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