Anderlecht legend Paul van Himst has lit the fuse for the Belgians’ Champions League showdown with Celtic – via likening Brendan Rodgers’ avid gamers to lumberjacks.
And previous membership and nationwide trainer Van Himst astonishingly labelled Hoops a ‘group of peasants.’
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The Premiership leaders want most effective steer clear of a Three-Zero defeat at house to the Brussels membership subsequent Tuesday to safe their position within the Europa League.
This is in large part due to Celtic’s Three-Zero win at Parc Astrid in September, when the hosts have been controlled via Rene Weiler. The Swiss trainer has since been changed via Hein Vanhaezebrouck.
Former striker Van Himst savaged Celtic as he reviewed Vanhaezebrouck’s development since taking on.
We must by no means have allowed ourselves to lose to a group of peasants like Celtic. They have been a host of woodcutters
Paul van Himst
Van Himst, 71, spent 26 seasons as an Anderlecht participant. The membership icon then coached them between 1983 and 1986.
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He gained 81 Belgium caps, scoring a joint-record 30 objectives which used to be most effective damaged via Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku previous this month, and ended a five-year stint as nationwide trainer in 1996.
Van Himst mentioned: “We must by no means have allowed ourselves to lose to a group of peasants like Celtic.
“They have been a host of woodcutters. It used to be one in all our worst fits ever in Europe, and we didn’t even muster an assault. Underneath Rene Weiler we simply went backwards.
“Hein Vanhaezebrouck isn’t doing the rest particular. He does some just right issues, however you’ll be able to’t say it’s the rest out of the peculiar.
“His development is standard. What may he do higher? Win the video games in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich?
“However the reality the group has been knocked out of the Champions League isn’t his fault.
“Then again it’s nonetheless conceivable to play champagne soccer in this day and age – simply have a look at Barcelona.
“Hein is at the proper street against attaining it. If any person can do it, he can.”
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