Celtic manager Brendan Rodger’s is anticipating a ‘tough test’ after seeing his side drawn against Valencia in the Europa League knock-out stages.
The Scottish champions face the Spaniards in the tournament’s last-32, and Rodgers was full of praise for opponents who beat Manchester United in the Champions League group stages earlier this season.
“It is another game against a team with a great history [who are] one of the great teams in Spain,” Rodgers told Celtic’s official website.
“It is a long way off but we are delighted to be in there and it is going to be a really good game.
“If you look at their league [form] it has been a difficult season for them but I think over the past few years it has been a difficult period for Valencia.
“But this season against Manchester United, I thought in the game at Old Trafford they played very, very well.
“They were what you would describe as a typical Spanish team – technically very good, good idea tactically of the game – and they have got some very good players, so it will be a tough test.”