Writing in his weekly column for The Sun, Thierry Henry has warned Celtic that Paris Saint-Germain have their sights set on one competition this season, the UEFA Champions League.
Celtic go head-to-head with the cash-rich French club on Tuesday night at a sold out Celtic Park and it’s going to be quite the spectacle. Brendan Rodgers’ domestic treble-winning heroes are in the form of their life but are set to face one of the most expensively assembled sides in football history.
Thierry Henry reckons that’s cause for them to be nervous ahead of the match-up, especially as Unai Emery’s side will be focusing on this competition this season after splashing out on the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Writing in The Sun, the French legend said:
If you’d told me that would happen at the start of the summer, I’d have said, ‘Are you mad?’ It’s crazy. But PSG have one thing in their sights: The Champions League. They start their campaign on Tuesday against Celtic, who could be forgiven for being nervous when they look at the team-sheets. On paper Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani is a scary forward line. Mbappe, at 18, is young but we have seen his quality. The other two are proven class, but it will be interesting to see how they work together — especially off the ball.
The front three of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe scored or created 133 goals between them last season for Barcelona, PSG and Monaco and arguably now make-up the greatest attack in world football.
So far this season the French giants have scored a ridiculous 19 goals in five league matches and their most recent result was a 5-1 thrashing of Metz on Friday night.
Against Celtic’s makeshift defence it has the makings of a disaster for the Hoops but as we’ve seen down the years at Celtic Park, anything can happen on these occasions. Fans aren’t expecting much but know that if their team can raise their game backed by one of the biggest atmospheres in European football then a result can be achieved.
Logic says it can’t be done, but can Brendan Rodgers side defy that?
Whatever happens, it’ll be one of the most engrossing fixtures on the opening night of the UEFA Champions League and the world will be watching for an upset.