RB Salzburg manager Marco Rose has revealed that he believes Celtic’s stadium is “very cool” ahead of tonight’s match.
The German manager surveyed the pitch last night as his side look to end their Europa League campaign on a high. Salzburg of course don’t need anything to secure qualification or even top the group. They’re already guaranteed first place with five wins from five.
Regardless, Rose is looking forward to experiencing the famous Celtic Park atmosphere for the first time. Whilst he was the manager back when Celtic lost in Austria on match-day two, he wasn’t the head coach when Red Bull last won at Parkhead back in 2014.
That’s what makes Rose all the more excited to experience it for the first time tonight. Speaking in the Daily Record, Rose praised Celtic’s proud reputation of atmosphere.
“I think everyone who comes here tomorrow have earned that right to experience a great game.
“It is a very cool stadium, you can feel the atmosphere even without the supporters. Even in the locker rooms you can breathe in the atmosphere.
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“The supporters are notorious, amazing. We are happy to be here, but we also want to show that we are rightfully here.”
Just another name to add to the collecton
Rose is just the latest of a plethora of big-names to have praised the stadium in the past.
Fans know all about the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Iniesta’s thoughts on Parkhead. All three are just a few to have showered their own praise on the venue and atmosphere around the place.
Celtic have always been known for producing famous Champions League nights at Parkhead. Yet, the win over Leipzig had many reminiscing of those historic matches in Europe’s premier club competition. That’s because the atmosphere was so electric against Leipzig that it didn’t feel any different.
Salzburg can expect to receive the exact same treatment from the Celtic supporters tonight. Every long ball will be cheered and every miss-hit shot will be roared like a goal. That’s just the nature of being an opposition player at Celtic Park.
The Hoops, of course, only need a point to secure qualification to the last-32 this evening. That means that the pressure is on them whilst Red Bull have none.
That should allow Rose to simply enjoy the atmosphere without getting too caught up in the game.
It’s set to be an amazing experience for Rose, but here’s hoping he leaves empty-handed.