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Ronny Deila aiming for Champions League spot

Celtic boss Ronny Deila insists that the club are going into their Champions League qualifying clash against Stjarnan with a renewed sense of confidence.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has admitted that the club are looking to bounce back into the Champions League ahead of their qualifying clash with Stjarnan on Wednesday.

The Hoops were dumped out early in the qualification process last season, but Deila is looking to the looming three-game qualifying period with renewed promise having already made a number of key signings this summer.

"I hate the feeling I had in my body [after losing to Maribor last season] - that is a feeling that I fear and that fear drives me on. I hate losing," said Deila, according to the Daily Mail.

"But when I think back, we just weren't good enough so I'm not irritated by that. There was a transition but we are in a better place now than we were one year ago.

"I am going into these qualifiers in a much more confident mood and I know the players feel the same way."

Deila has so far brought in Dedryck Boyata, Saidy Janko, Logan Bailly and Nadir Ciftci during the current transfer window.


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