Former Celtic star Johan Mjallby has revealed that he feels that the Bhoys will not become a force in Europe again, at least until their Old Firm rivals Rangers get their act together.
Mjallby who was a key player for the Bhoys when they reached the final of the 2002-03 UEFA Cup final where Celtic lost to Porto in Seville believes that the lack of competition for his former side in the Scottish League will hamper the side’s chances in Europe.
Whilst talking about Celtic’s chances of doing well in Europe, Mjallby said, “With the talent they have available, Celtic are not far from being a European force.
“But domestic competition is very important. When I was at Celtic, Rangers were always a problem. Occasionally we would have to adapt our style of play and try new formations against them. This is the problem Celtic have now.”
Mjallby did go on to praise the work that Brendan Rodgers has done since arriving at Parkhead and he also feels that the former Liverpool boss was the right choice.
Celtic have won everything on offer in Scotland this season, however they will need to restore respect towards the Scottish game by aiming to do well in European competition next season.