Hannes Wolf has claimed that the famous Celtic Park atmosphere won’t faze him and his teammates on Thursday night.
The Salzburg midfielder claims the noise will ensure his side won’t go easy despite already having qualified for the later stages.
Wolf told the Scottish Sun: “We have 15 points out out of 15.
“It would be disappointing if we didn’t complete the 100% record.”
In the first fixture between the sides, Celtic took an early lead away from home. However, the Austrian champions found their form to run out convincing 3-1 winners.
A lot of football has been played since then and Celtic are now only a point away from qualification along with Salzburg.
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They’ve won their last two games in the group, including an impressive victory over RB Leipzig at home last month.
That was followed by a rare away win in Rosenborg, their first ever away victory in the Europa League.
With Leipzig expected to defeat Rosenborg in Germany, Celtic need at least a draw to qualify.
Standing in Celtic’s way are the formidable Salzburg, and their star in midfield Wolf.
Backed by their raucous home support, Celtic will be hoping for another special European night at Celtic Park.
Wolf, however, has a different view of the occasion.
“This will be a very hard game for us because we know how much it would mean to Celtic and their fans to get to the next round,” Wolf added.
“If you know Red Bull Salzburg at all, then you know we will give 100 per cent in Glasgow.
“We will give it everything.”
Give them hell, Celtic
Celtic don’t tend to cope well when they go into games not necessarily having to win.
In last year’s Champions League group stage, Celtic only had to avoid losing to Anderlecht by three clear goals to ensure Europa League football after Christmas.
They completely froze on the night, and lost 1-0. It really could have been more if Anderlecht weren’t so wasteful.
That game should serve as a reminder for Celtic to go out on Thursday all guns blazing.
Yes, the crowd will play their part as always, but they too are inspired when they see the Celtic players in full flow.
If the Leipzig game taught us anything, it’s that the fans and players must be as one throughout the game.