Celtic needs to go on a win streak to close out group play if they have any hope of advancing. Getting a win over Milan is a good start, and could propel them into second if Ajax Amsterdam loses or ties Barcelona.
“In the context of the Champions League, it is the game you have to win to have any chance of qualifying,” Celtic manager Neil Lennon said. “It’s a great game for the players to be involved in. We’ve performed very well in the group, apart from the first half in Amsterdam, so I want that to continue tomorrow. There’s a lot of motivation and incentive in that game.
“We’re playing against a very good side despite what the recent league form has been showing. I watched them on Saturday, they dominated against Genoa, they were unfortunate not to win the game, they played at a very high-calibre tempo. Milan were excellent in some passages of the game.
“There’s a lot of emphasis on winning this game. My players know what’s at stake, they’re looking forward to it. I don’t think I’m feeling pressure at all. We don’t want any nerves or anxiety even though it’s a natural state to be in. There can be tension, nice tension, not an anxious one. We’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain and that’s a great position to be in.”
Date: November 26
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Stadium: Celtic Park
TV Info: FOX Soccer Plus
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Key - POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points