Yang Hyun-Jun has conceded that Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Lazio is critical for Celtic’s hopes of advancing from the group.

30th September 2023; Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Scottish Premiership Football, Motherwell versus Celtic; Brodie Spencer of Motherwell tackles Hyunjun Yang of Celtic

However, the winger remains optimistic about their chances, especially if the team plays to their strengths and adheres to a well-devised strategy.

Celtic’s determination was on display during their difficult match on Saturday, which saw them secure three points and extend their lead in the SPFL, now standing four points clear of St Mirren and seven ahead of Rangers.

Yang, who played the first half of the match in Lanarkshire, expressed his confidence ahead of the Lazio game, stating: [RecordSport]

“If we play our own style of football it’s possible to beat Lazio. And if we are going to qualify from this group we have to win – definitely.
“Against Feyenoord I learned we can fight in a difficult situation. Our teamwork has grown stronger since that game. I can imagine what the atmosphere will be like this week. Even for league games it’s unbelievable with so many supporters in the stadium.
“At Celtic you have to win every game. I’ve never experienced that feeling before. But we can set that goal because we are champions.”

Celtic’s opposition, Lazio, has been struggling, suffering another defeat on Saturday. Their venture to Milan proved to be challenging, with very few efforts at Maignan in the goals. Goals from Pulisic and Okafor in the second half confirmed the 2-0 victory for the hosts. Currently, Lazio is languishing in 14th place in Serie A, holding a record of 2 wins, 1 draw, and 4 losses.


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