Monday February 11 2013
Conte: Celtic will be very dangerous

Antonio Conte has insisted that he has the 'utmost respect' for Celtic as his Juventus team prepare to face the Scottish champions.

The Bianconeri travel to Glasgow to play the Bhoys in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

And the 43-year-old Coach has claimed that his side do not underestimate Neil Lennon's men.

“We have followed Celtic's progress and we know that we must be careful,” he told a Press conference.

“At home they will be very dangerous with their fans as a 12th man.

“We have the utmost respect for Celtic and realise the danger they pose.

“We studied them a lot and know they will be a physical side who get most of their goals from set pieces.

“Scott Brown is the heart and soul of the team and Gary Hooper is the kind of striker who could do very well in Italy.

“There are not many teams who could beat Barcelona at home and lose so narrowly away.”