Christopher Jullien reckons that the fact Celtic will play at home tomorrow night is a “huge” advantage in the tie.
Neil Lennon’s men will aim to end a recent Europa League round of 32 hoodoo when they host Copenhagen on Thursday evening.
In previous years, we’ve crashed out to Inter Milan, Zenit and Valencia – although all three ties have seen as play the second leg on the road.
This time is different, though, and Jullien reckons it could have a say in who goes through.
“It’s huge,” he said when asked whether playing at home second was an advantage. (Celtic official YouTube channel)
“That stadium is something else.
“The atmosphere has been crazy since I arrived here. The fans have been incredible in every game we’ve had.
“I’m sure we’re gonna have, simply, a 12th man on the field.”
The Celtic Park crowd have an important role to play
Having the Hoops support roaring the team on is likely to be a big boost.
However, home supports can work both ways. Copenhagen are likely to try and quieten down the raucous atmosphere by starting well and nullifying our attacking intent.
We’ve found out in our earlier tie against Cluj how important the first goal can be on nights like that.
If we get it everyone will relax and things should take care of themselves. But if Copenhagen grab it then things could get a little nervy.
The crowd have an important role to play tomorrow night. Just as much as Jullien and the rest of the players do.