Bayern Munich won Tuesday evening with 1-2 from Celtic, so that der Rekordmeister has positioned itself for the next round of the Champions League, while the Scottish team, together with Anderlecht, can decide who enters the Europa League. Robben gives Celtic the very best and hopes that the team under Brendan Rodgers can get far in Europe.
“Celtic has a great opportunity to get far into the Europa League, especially at Parkhead, with a great audience. If it is indeed 14 years ago that they have reached a European final, I wish them all the best and hope that they can be successful again. I think they can reach the final,”said Bayern’s attacker in conversation with various media.
Between 2004 and 2007, Robben regularly worked together with Brendan Rodgers at Chelsea, who was a trainer of reserves at the time,”I see more of a European style than a British one at Celtic, so you have to give Brendan Rodgers a big compliment. You can see his hand in the game. Sometimes I trained with Brendan and played some games when I returned from injuries.
“I love his philosophy and his thinking about football, he likes attacking football. He is also a good guy. You saw that he was talented and he has done very well in his career as a trainer. It is fantastic for Celtic that they could bow him, it was good to see him again. Celtic made it very difficult for us, so again compliments to Brendan and the team.
Can Celtic reach the Europa League final, provided the club qualifies?