Celtic new boy Boli Bolingoli believes his new club can help him get further in the Europa League. The former Rapid Vienna and Club Brugge defender has reached the quarter-final of the Europa League before and thinks that Celtic can better that.
Bolingoli believes Celtic can be a success in Europe this season. He is targeting silverware this season and thinks Celtic can help him reach new heights in this competition.
As reported by The Daily Record, Bolingoli said: “When I look back at my experiences of the competition already, with Rapid and Brugge, Celtic can do better than that. It can be a great season for us because we have so much quality.
“Celtic isn’t a club that goes into the Europa League just to be there, to do nothing. We are a big club and we want to represent the name of Celtic in Europe. We want to go far and try to win something.”
Bolingoli has now established himself in the Celtic side after a slow start to life in Scotland. The 24-year-old played his 13th game of the season against Hamilton Academical this weekend, helping his side keep a clean sheet. His next target is European success.
Bolingoli needs to maintain his form if he wants to keep his Celtic spot. Greg Taylor was brought in to replace Kieran Tierney and compete with Bolingoli. While Neil Lennon will rotate the pair, Bolingoli will want to be the first choice.
The Belgian defender will hope to retain his starting spot as Celtic get their group stage games underway. Rennes will be the opponent and Bolingoli is in contention to start.