Ryan Christie rules out Celtic complacency


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Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie expects a stern test when FK Sarajevo visit Glasgow for the second leg of their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday.

The Scottish champions are well placed to reach the next round after a 3-1 first-leg win in Bosnia as Celtic fought back from an early deficit to claim a crucial victory.

Celtic are 2.15 to win with a -2 handicap and 9.00 to win 4-0, while Christie is 5.50 to open the scoring.

Christie is confident the Parkhead giants can continue their bid for a place in the Champions League group stages but is also well aware they still have some work to do to see off the Sarajevo club.

“We were delighted with how it went out there [in the first leg],” he told the club website. “In the first 20 minutes we had to figure them out a little bit and we were frustrated to go down 1-0, but our reaction was brilliant and it definitely puts us in the driving seat this week.

“The tie’s definitely not over, so we need to be on top of our game to make sure we get ourselves over the line. “It’s the first European game at Celtic Park this season and hopefully there’s many more if we can progress though the rounds. You can’t beat the summertime football at Celtic Park.”

If Celtic manage to overcome FK Sarajevo then they will face either Estonia’s Kalju or North Macedonian outfit Shkendija in the next round.

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