BRENDAN RODGERS has warned the Celtic fans not to get carried away with talk of further stages of the Europa League.
The Celtic manager admits to reading reports and hearing a lot of talk about the final with people hoping this side could potentially go on a run similar to the 2003 Uefa Cup side.
Rodgers is aware of the chatter and wants to make sure fans stay grounded and manage expectations because Celtic are in a different place from where they were back then.
Football has moved on and financially, Celtic cannot live with some of the Europa Leauge sides admitted Rodgers.
When the manager mentioned the famous Seville run he did point out that Celtic were in the habit of plucking players from the higher end of the Premier League and financially they competed a little bit more.
“I see lots of stories and reports about us getting to the final. That’s a long way away.” Rodgers told Celtic TV.
“You only have to look at the teams and the calibre of club and financial resources in this competition.
“However, it’s the group stage and we have earned the right to be there.
“Now we have to fight to show we can come out of the group stage. Arsenal, AC Milan, Chelsea and Sevilla are also in the group stage and eight top teams will drop down from the Champions League.”