Ståle Solbakken has told the media he fancies their chances as 50/50 when they take on Celtic in the last 32 of the Europa League. The manager was in charge of Copenhagen during the season the pair met in the Champions League over 13 years ago.
However, a lot has changed since then, but the manager believes he has a good chance of progressing – branding the draw as ‘fine’.
"I think it was a fine draw for us, and we have a fair chance of going to the round of 16. It's an attractive team for our fans, and we had some good fights against them in 2006. I regard our chances as 50/50, so it is a fine opponent for us."
Ståle Solbakken – Copenhagen pic.twitter.com/PlTuHbo8RC
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Celtic topped a very hard group while Copenhagen only managed second in a group with Malmo, Dynamo Kyiv and Lugano.
The bhoys have been doing very well in the Europa League but I don’t think that’s translated into any sort of fear factor as of yet when it comes to the opposition.
Lazio and Rennes show if you take Celtic lightly you will be punished with both clubs failing to beat Celtic home and away.
Copenhagen is one of the ties celtic fans would have fancied but we as a club must take nothing for granted.