Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his opinion on the Bhoys' Europa League Round of 32 draw against Valencia by admitting it will be a tough examination for his team.

The Bhoys will face Valencia, who finished third behind Juventus and Manchester United in Group G of the Champions League, in the knockout stages of the Europa League in February.

Celtic booked their berth in the knockout stages despite losing to Red Bull Salzburg on matchday six and will face a stiff challenge against Valencia, who beat Manchester United in their final group game in the Champions League.

Rodgers, who is fully aware of the magnitude of the task in hand, admitted that it will be a tough examination for Celtic when they face Valencia in the Round of 32.

However, the Celtic boss also expressed his delight for being in the draw in the first place and hailed their opponents as “one of the greatest Spanish teams”.

“I’m delighted to be in the draw. It’s a game against one of the great Spanish teams”, Rodgers said in a press conference.

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“It will be a tough test. We’d like to take some sort of advantage into the second leg.

“They’ve got very good players.

"They played very well at Old Trafford.

"It will be a tough examination for us.”

Celtic will be aiming to get back to winning ways against Motherwell on Wednesday after suffering a shock 2-0 defeat at Hibernian on Sunday in the Scottish Premiership.