Celtic midfielder Charlie Mulgrew is hoping to help his team-mates silence Malmo in their Uefa Champions League clash on Tuesday night.
Ronny Deila’s men won the first leg last week 3-2 thanks to a brace from Leigh Griffiths. Malmo responded by scoring two away goals through Jo Berget but Deila’s men will travel to Sweden with a slight advantage.
Speaking after the first game, Malmo goalkeeper John Wiland launched an attack on the Scottish champions by claiming some of their players were “pigs”. He also branded Griffiths a “brat” while team-mate Rasmus Bengtsson echoed his comments about Celtic’s behaviour.
Mulgrew, who is out of contract at Celtic Park at the end of the season, is confident his side will not be affected by the comments during the second leg. They warmed up for the clash with a 3-1 win away at Dundee United in a match that saw Delia make plenty of changes.
Speaking ahead of the match, Mulgrew insists everyone in the squad is focused on the task at hand.
He told the Daily Express: “They can say what they want. We’ll just concentrate on doing our talking on the pitch. We’ll not get involved in anything like that.
“The game didn’t end how we wanted. But we won and need to stay positive. It’s about 180 minutes. We need to stay focused going over to Sweden. We’ll look to win.
“Malmo are a good side. They have quality and can pose problems. We’ll need to be on our game.”
Celtic are currently priced at 2.70 to beat Malmo, with the draw 3.40, while the Swedish outfit are available at odds of 2.63 with Dafabet.