Neil Lennon motivated to take Celtic back to the Champions League groups
Celtic boss spurs players on by feeling of missed opportunities over the last two years.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon is confident his team can break through the glass ceiling and reach the group stages of the Champions League.
Lennon is full of confidence after his troops defeated Finnish champions HJK Helsinki home and away in the previous qualifying match.
Now, going into his second full season as boss of the Glasgow giants, he says the belief that Celtic should have been doing better in Europe will spur on his charges.
Lennon said: "We have been together two years and a lot of players know we haven't done as well as we maybe should have.
"We got through a tough tie in Helsinki and that will give the players a lot of confidence.
"They all want to play Champions League football but we have two difficult games to overcome before we can start talking about that."
Lennon is delighted that Helsingborg's top scorer, Alfred Finnbogason, has left the club but admits he knows little of Nikola Djurdjic.
Replacement striker Djurdjic signed for Age Hareide's side from Haugesund on Monday and is available to play on Tuesday night.
Lennon said: "It is a bonus for us because [Finnbogason] is a very good player and he was in good goalscoring form.
"I think a lot of Helsingborg play went through him so he will be a loss to them."
"I know the name [Djurdjic] but I don't know too much about him, that is one they might throw in as a surprise package.
“We will have to check him out."
Lennon is more familiar with Alejandro Bedoya who recently moved to Helsingborg from rangers and who scored a spectacular goal in their 2-1 defeat by Elfsborg at the weekend.
The Parkhead manager said: "It is difficult sometimes to grow in the Old Firm environment.
"He came from Swedish football so maybe he is better suited to Swedish football and he came at a difficult time [at Rangers].
"But no doubt he will be a threat, we had him watched at the weekend, he scored a very good goal and I think he more than most will be motivated to play us."