Valencia coach Marcelino praises Celtic captain Scott Brown

By Connor Gordon

February 14, 2019

Valencia coach Marcelino believes Scott Brown is a very good player going into tonight’s Europa fixture.

The Spaniard believes the captain is one of several Celtic players who will be dangerous.

However, one of those is Kieran Tierney, who will not be playing any part in the two ties.

Marcelino is backing Brown as very good player

The Valencia manager is hyping up a few Celtic stars and Brendan Rodgers ahead of the tie.

He told the Daily Record: “They have a very important player out injured just now in Kieran Tierney . But I think James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard, Scott Brown are all very good players.

Marcelino believes Brown is at Edouard and Forrest’s level. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“Celtic have a lot of very good players at very high levels.

“As a team, they work very well. They have a very good manager who has managed Liverpool and they have a very attacking philosophy.”

Despite his respect, Marcelino has the belief his team can go to Celtic Park and win despite the atmosphere.

Valencia’s star player Santi Mina will not play due to injury. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

However, tonight’s opponents will be without key players in Facundo Roncaglia, Santi Mina, Rodrigo and Gabriel making it a much more difficult task for The Bats.

Brown boost shows he is definitely back in form

Questions surrounding the captain’s ability have been surrounding him for the best part of the season.

However, since January, the captain has shaken off any negativity with his recent performances.

He has won a couple of Man of the Match awards and been one of the standout performers in other games.

Captain signed a new two year deal in January after rejecting foreign offers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The 33-year-old rounded off his stellar performances by scoring a 35-yard screamer at the weekend.

Now a respected coach in Spain is giving him props for his ability – comparing him to Edouard and Tierney who are young players with bags of potential.

Brown could have left in January with offers from Australia and United Arab Emirates but he signed a new two year deal.

That will allow him to lead the team to 10-in-a-row, let’s hope the team can follow it through.