Deila clinging to hopes of a famous Celtic comeback in Edinburgh

Norwegian says it will be one of the best nights of his life if his side can turn the tables on Legia Warsaw

Celtic boss Ronny Delia: “I am looking for revenge for what we saw last Wednesday.  . .  if we get a goal in the first half then we have a chance.” Photo: Alan Rennie/PA

Celtic boss Ronny Delia: “I am looking for revenge for what we saw last Wednesday. . . if we get a goal in the first half then we have a chance.” Photo: Alan Rennie/PA

 

Ronny Deila acknowledged the size of the task he has in rescuing Celtic’s Champions League hopes against Legia Warsaw at Murrayfield by admitting success might just make it the best night of his life.

The Hoops go into the game on the back of a crushing 4-1 defeat in Poland last week which could have been worse had the home side not missed two penalties and several other opportunities.

Parkhead boss Deila has only been at the club since taking over from Neil Lennon in June but at the pre-match press conference he showed he was aware of the significance of last week’s result by saying: “It is the same in every club. If you lose it is a disaster but it’s a bigger disaster here.”

However, the Norwegian hopes to get sceptics and critics back on side with what would not only be one of the Hoops’ great European results were they to overcome the Polish club, but also a personal highlight for the under-pressure Celtic manager.

“We have everything to win,” said Deila, who will be without Efe Ambrose after the Nigeria defender was sent off in Poland.

“I haven’t given up. It’s possible. If we turn this around it will be a massive night and maybe the best night of my life. It would be behind having kids, an unbelievable night.

“That is what we are wanting, dreaming of but behind that it needs a good performance.

Looking forward

The former Stromsgodset boss said: “We know that we can score goals, this team has done it many times, score three and more.

“We go out to attack every time at home and we will do that tomorrow but we need to do that with defending as well. It is important to be patient.

“But first of all,

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