Former Lazio star Bruno Giordano has said Lazio have to be wary of Celtic’s ‘crazy rhythms’ ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash.
The ex-forward, who starred for the club for 10 years from the mid-70s, also warned that Celtic’s attacking strength could cause problems for the Italians.
Giordano was speaking on Radio Sei in the wake of Lazio’s 3-3 draw at home to Atlanta, where they snatched a last-minute point after going three down in the first half.
And he believes his former side will have to match Celtic’s tempo and running ability if they are to make their mark in the competition.
He said: “With Celtic you have to run. They don’t have great technique, but they have crazy rhythms,” reports Gazzetta della Sport.
“Lazio must show that it knows how to keep European rhythms,” he continued. “We have to think about the match also in our training choices, otherwise we will get into difficulty.”
Speaking of Celtic’s options up front, where Mohamed Elyounoussi is now really starting to find his feet, while Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest have also enjoyed an excellent start to the season, he had a warning for the Biancocelesti.
“They will attack you across the board, it will be a good test that Lazio must overcome if it wants to do well in this competition.”
Neil Lennon vowed to “quicken the tempo” this season and it’s obviously not gone unnoticed in Europe, while hopefully Giordano is just the latest in a long line of pundits, particularly abroad, who have underestimated Celtic’s technical ability.
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