BRENDAN Rodgers has reiterated his excitement for European football ahead of Celtic’s Europa League opener at home to recent foes Rosenborg on Thursday (kick-off 8pm).
The Hoops knocked the Norwegian outfit out of the Champions League qualifiers last month, but they failed to reach the group stages as they then lost to AEK Athens.
Celtic also beat Rosenborg in last season’s Champions League qualifiers.
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“There is always excitement going into the European competitions and this is no different,” Rodgers said.
“It is a real good group we are in.
“The dynamics are slightly different in terms of playing Rosenborg, previously it has been knockout and maybe the first legs have been a little bit cagey. But the difficulty of the game is still there.
“Rosenborg come into the game in really good form since we last played. We expect a tough game. We are playing at home and like any other games against them we really want to show our quality.”
This story originally appeared on Sky Sports.
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