PSG ‘the best of the best’, says Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers believes Paris Saint-Germain are one of the favourites to win the Champions League, labelling the French side “the best of the best”.

Ahead of Wednesday’s game against PSG, Celtic know they can only qualify for the Europa League after winning only one of their opening four Group B games.

In the reverse fixture at Celtic Park in September, PSG strolled to an emphatic 5-0 win and Rodgers believes they will pose a threat to any team in the competition.

Rodgers, however, insists his players are “relaxed” ahead of their trip the Parc des Princes.

“The players are relaxed but very focused, we understand that we’re playing against a team that are arguably the best of the best,” Rodgers said.

“For me this squad of players is going to be in with a hell of a chance of winning this competition.

“It’s a huge challenge for every team they come across, not just ourselves. We’ve seen Bayern Munich come here and lose.

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Rodgers was full of praise for Unai Emery’s squad and said the wealth of attacking talent at PSG’s disposal means they can compete with any team in the world.

“They’ve big game experience and quality in every single position, that includes the bench as well,” he added.

“You have some outstanding players right across their team here and when you have the goal threat that they have in this team, with Neymar, Cavani, Di Maria and Mbappe, you can go to any stadium in the world and know you can score goals and win games.

“They showed that against Bayern Munich, a team they would deem to be a rival in this competition.”