John Kennedy has urged the Celtic team to make the most of playing in the Champions League and savour the atmosphere of the big occasion.
The former Celts defender, now a youth coach at the club since retiring with a knee injury, recalls the big nights at Celtic Park during his time playing and said the current squad have earned the right to be on that stage.
Kennedy said: “It’s great for the club to be in the Champions League, the first team and management have done fantastically to get there.
“Now they have to go on and enjoy it, that’s the most important thing, to make the most of these opportunities.
“There’s nothing better than stepping out at Celtic Park on Champions League night.”
Celtic have the tough task of facing Barcelona, Nefica and Spartak Moscow in the group stages.
Kennedy, 29, said Neil Lennon and the players must turn Celtic Park into a fortress to stand a chance.
He added: “No matter who you get drawn against in the group stages will be a tough group.
“Barcelona speak for themselves, Benfica are a top side and it’s going to be a test.
“Celtic Park can be a fortress, the manager has a good squad so there’s no reason why they can’t try and progress.”
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