Celtic manager doesn’t believe his team will have an easy time in the Europa League.
Ronny Deila has dismissed claims that Inter Milan are no longer one of the bigger clubs in European football, reports the Guardian.
Ahead of their Europa League clash tonight, the Celtic manager revealed that they would not be taking Inter lightly despite the Italian club’s poor form in Serie A.
“If you can buy players from Bayern Munich and Arsenal, you can see the level we are talking about here,” Deila said.
“One of those players was the price of our entire team. This is a very big club and Roberto Mancini has not gone there to be in the middle of the table.”
Despite their progress in Europe, domestic form has been a concern for Inter this season. The side currently sit 10th in Serie A, 22 points behind leaders Juventus.
Roberto Mancini returned to manage the club in November last year, but has seemingly been unable to spark an upturn in fortune. Inter have only won six games in all competitions since the Italian returned for a second spell.
With Inter’s current league position – as well as already having been knocked out of the Coppa Italia – victory in the Europa League may represent their only chance of providing European football at the San Siro next season.