Celtic release brilliant new electrifying Champions League video

By John McGinley

August 12, 2022

Celtic are intent on building up the hype for the UEFA Champions League group stages this week, with less than a fortnight until the big draw takes place in Istanbul on 25th August.

The squad took part in a UEFA-dedicated media day yesterday, with lots of imagery and content created for broadcast over the six group stage matches.

Then, last night, the club released a superb video on the official YouTube channel with Ange Postecoglou talking over sweeping images of the stadium before a burst of classic moments in the competition down the years.

There’s the Moussa Dembele moment against Manchester City, Callum McGregor’s superb contribution against Bayern Munich, Scott McDonald’s dramatic winner against AC Milan and, of course, Shunsuke Nakamura’s otherworldly free-kick that beat Manchester United.

Down the years, Celtic have held their own in the group stages of this tournament and competing at a level that can produce more special moments is what everyone wants again this season.

The days of the old European Cup that the Bhoys proudly won are over. It’s a different landscape now and it’s increasingly difficult for Celtic to produce these performances on the big stage. Even under Brendan Rodgers there were serious struggles.

Nonetheless, there’s no point in dreading it. If Ange Postecoglou and his players see it as an opportunity to show the best of themselves with the full glare of elite football on them, supporters should too.

In fact, we know fans will have a massive role to play in setting the tone of these occasions. Celtic Park should be a fierce, unwelcoming cauldron for opposing teams during the 90 minutes.

Over the years we’ve seen these atmospheres not only raise the game of Celtic heroes, but also impact the performances of those lining up against the green and white.

Pleasing then that Celtic are looking to really tap into the excitement with their media output and inspire our fans to stand behind this squad of players strongly ahead of the huge challenges that will follow.

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