Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has described Celtic as “Scotland’s most important team” ahead of the Europa League.
Of Hoops For the opening game of the Europa League group stage when they face the real Bates – they will make an emotional comeback in Seville – where they took 80,000 spectators at Porto in the 2003 UEFA Cup final.
Betis suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid – one of Pellegrini’s former clubs – to face La Liga over the weekend and the 67-year-old, who won the English title with Manchester City in 2014. Are waiting for Celtic In the group stage, with Ferencvaros and Bayer Leverkusen.
He said: “There are three important teams in our group that we have to face.
“Celtic and Franکوois are the most important clubs in Scotland and Hungary, and Beer Leverkusen has been playing in European football for some time.
“So we have to find a way to have a squad that is good enough to compete in La Liga and the Europa League.
“We didn’t say as much as we wanted and two of the possible nine points are not good. But this is not the time to panic.
“It’s time to analyze the squad before the transfer deadline and we may have to add to that.”
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