Nomme Kalju assistant manager Sergei Terehhov is hoping that Celtic go easy on his side next week.
The Hoops did a real job on the Estonians last night at Celtic Park. Neil Lennon’s side ran away with the first leg 5-0, in the most one-sided Champions League qualifiers since our 5-0 win over Astana two years ago.
Kalju did well for 30 minutes against the Scottish champions. Celtic struggled to break down the Estonian outfit before Kristoffer Ajer’s header. However, after Celtic went through the gears as the game wore on, our second qualifying round opponents proved no match for us.
And Kalju assistant Terehhov was in no mood to dress things up. Speaking in the Scottish Sun, he claimed that he hopes Celtic take things easy next week and play the fringe players.
“We were doing okay until the first goal and then once Celtic got the second and third goals it was all over for us.
“I am hoping Celtic will come to Tallin with a touch of arrogance and will maybe play some of their fringe players. We will try and save some face in front of our home supporters. Realistically, it is now impossible to qualify, but getting a good result at home is not.