Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has made a bold statement about Celtic’s and his side’s Europa League opponents Salzburg.

The German side went down 3-2 to the Austrians on match day one of the Europa League and he has warned Celtic they are about to come up against one of the best teams in Europe.

“For me, Salzburg is one of the best teams in Europe at the moment. Anyone playing them faces a difficult task.

“Last year, they not only beat Borussia Dortmund but also Lazio and some other really good teams on their way to the Europa League semi-finals.”

Celtic and Salzburg both sit on three points in the group so far.

It will be a hard task to go over there and get a result, especially when you consider they have put out some formidable sides in the past.

With Celtic going through a mediocre spell they will need to shake out of it if they’re to get anything in Austria.

Brendan Rodgers will have his men primed and ready but their lackadaisical approach to games at the moment won’t fly against Salzburg.

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