With the Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern hugely excited for their imminent doubleheader with Bayern Munich in the Champions League, life is pretty good amongst them.
Indeed, the Bhoys in our bar are dreaming about a prolonged European adventure following their 0-3 away win over Anderlecht prior to the international break as they prepare for a trip to the Allianz Arena next week.
Following Bayern’s recent (relative) slump, there’s a real feeling of optimism amongst our resident Hoops, despite the vast array of huge talent available to the German giant.
However, former Scotland coach Berti Vogts has claimed the SPFL champions have little chance of pulling off a shock against Bayern. The 70-year-old, who won the World Cup with West Germany in 1974, has revealed he thinks the Champions League is just too important to Bayern, as they look to salvage their season.
To make matters worse, Die Rotten have recently appointed treble-winning manager Jupp Heynckes as a short-term replacement for Carlo Ancelotti, a manager who has won the Champions League two times…
“I think Celtic have no chance in Munich”, said Vogts.
“This really is a must-win match for Bayern. If they can’t win their matches against Celtic, they won’t reach the last 16, so I am afraid that it is just too important to them.
“The new coach, Jupp Heynckes, has come in and I really think it is a bad time for Celtic to play Bayern.
“In fact, I can see Bayern winning both matches because they know if they win both matches they are through to the next round.”