It would be safe to say that Giorgio Chiellini is one of the best defenders of all time and he had some pretty positive comments about Celtic Park recently. The 39-year-old spent the majority of his career playing for Juventus and won more silverware there than one should try to count. Overall, he made more than 500 appearances for the Turin giants. He was also an important part of the Italian national team for a long time and captained them to EURO 2020.
Other than that, Chiellini came through the ranks and played for Livorno. He also spent time at Fiorentina. He currently finds himself at Los Angeles FC.
So, it goes without saying that Chiellini has played against some of the best teams of all time and in almost every major stadium in Europe and beyond. Yet, it looks like Celtic Park stands out.
Chiellini appeared on a YouTube show called Shirt Shopping on the AwayDays channel. And the Juventus legend said:
"“Celtic, one of the best stadium and loudest stadium in my career.“Celtic and Galatasaray were two of the biggest stadium.”"
Chiellini makes superb claim about Celtic Park
Of course, Chiellini is not the first world-class player to praise Celtic Park for its atmosphere. The stadium, especially under the bright lights of the Champions League, is truly something special.
The likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Kaka and several others have been impressed with the Celtic Park atmosphere. And the fans deserve immense credit for that.
Of course, the club also need to make sure that they take advantage of the atmosphere at Celtic Park and get some victories at home in the Champions League. That has not happened often enough in recent times.
The club’s last win in the Champions League was against Anderlecht back in the 2017/18 season. Even that was away from home.
The last time that the Hoops won a Champions League game at Parkhead was against Ajax back in 2013. It has been more than a decade since then.