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Celtic defender praises fans for clubs victory

first_imgCeltic defender Filip Benkovic has heaped praises on the club’s supporters following their 2-1 win against RB Leipzig on Thursday night.After suffering a disappointing defeat away in Germany, the Scottish champions needed a victory against the Bundesliga club to stand any chance of making it into the second round of the competition and the team duly delivered.The on-loan Leicester City defender relished the atmosphere at Celtic Park on Thursday night and revealed that manager, Brendan Rodgers urged the players not to be afraid of the pressure of what was a must-win game but to embrace it.“The manager told us before the game that if we believed in ourselves we would get the result,” said Benkovic, according to Evening Times.“He told us not to worry about the pressure but to go and play our own game. He said if we did that we could get all three points and he was right. We didn’t feel pressure. We just felt that we wanted to do our best and show how we can play.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Coming out onto the pitch it felt that the stadium was on fire. All those people, it felt like they gave us wings. It was very good.“When I played for Dinamo Zagreb it was a different situation because there were some political problems and so many fans stayed away. But the experience at Parkhead on Thursday….every player would want to have been part of this.“The memory of it will live with me forever and I want to enjoy as many of them as I can.”last_img

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