Valencia will be a ‘different level’ – but Rodgers reckons Hoops have a chance
The Hoops are in Spain for the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie with a 2-0 defeat to overturn from the first game in Glasgow.
The Scottish champions have not won in Spain in 15 attempts, while their hosts have won every previous last-32 tie.
Celtic go into the game on the back of a last-gasp 1-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Sunday, which took them eight points clear of Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the table.
Rodgers said: “After a disappointing performance we’ve always tried to analyse it openly and honestly.
“We had to be concentrated on Sunday to get a result and we eventually did that.
“The result and how we performed in Sunday’s game will give us confidence, but this is a different game and different level.
“What we need to ensure is that in the moments of pressure we can stay strong and stay compact.
“It’s a challenge for us, but I’m really looking forward to it.
“If I look at the game and ask myself do we have a chance? Of course we do.
“And when the answer is yes we have to put every energy and effort into taking that chance, even though it will be difficult.”