After possibly the longest 90 minutes in our recent history we are back in the Champions League, scraping past Hapoel Be’er Sheva by the skin of our teeth.
Whether down to a lack of ability, a lack of nerve, or a combination of the two, certain players highlighted tonight that they are not cut out for this level. But on a night of celebration I’m not going to name names, besides, anyone who watched the game – no doubt from behind the couch at times – will have witnessed this for themselves.
All that matters now, is that we’ve qualified.
On Thursday afternoon Celtic’s name will be in the Champions League group stage draw for the first time in 3 years, and doesn’t that just feel great.
Champions League’s nights are returning to Celtic Park, and by the end of the week we will know which of Europe’s top clubs will be paying a visit to Paradise.
The estimated £20m+ windfall which we will now receive is a game changer as we enter the final week of the transfer window. We know that Brendan Rodgers is on the look out for at least one player, and tonight’s match will have reinforced his belief of our need for a European class central midfielder.
We now have the manager, the draw of Champions League football, and the money to make a statement signing.
Enjoy this week Bhoys and Ghirls, I get a feeling it’s going to be a good one.