By: Mark Henderson on 13 Jul, 2014 15:03
RONNY Deila insists Celtic will be going for goals in Tuesday’s vital UEFA Champions League second qualifying round encounter away to KR Reykjavik.
The Hoops go into the first-leg contest on the back of an unbeaten pre-season in Austria, concluding their trip with a goal-less draw against Dukla Prague, a game in which many of the players, importantly, completed the full 90 minutes.
And, while acknowledging a balance has to be struck, the Norwegian told the official website he would be adopting a positive attitude for the match in Iceland as the Scottish champions look to take advantage in the tie.
“It’s important we score a goal in Iceland – as many as possible,” said the manager. “We want to push the tempo up in the matches as I think it will develop players and get us good results.
“We have to go into the game to try and win it but, of course, we have to defend properly and play with balance.
“We know that when we attack that we have players who can create things on their own, while we can also create chances and goals through good combinations, so I’m going into the game with a positive attitude and an offensive way of thinking.”
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