Patrick Roberts has insisted that Celtic’s win in Anderlecht last month will stand them in good stead as they head out to Munich this afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers’ side prepare for their third game in the group tomorrow night against Bayern Munich and while Roberts believes that Celtic can cause an upset, there is also a belief that some of the weight has been taken off the Parkhead side given they now look odds on to make it into the Europa League.

That one was always going to come down to a tussle between Celtic and Anderlecht and the 3-0 win in Belgium has put the Hoops in pole position to take it.

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However, the forthcoming double header now between Celtic and Bayern Munich is one where Roberts believes the Parkhead side will go into in a positive frame of mind.

“They are one of the best teams in world football, they have loads of quality players - Lewandowski, Muller, Robben – so we will have to be really on our game,” said Roberts. “But these are the occasions we strive for and enjoy. So we will look forward to that, be positive, show no fear and hopefully things work out for us.

“I think the Anderlecht game just showed our quality and our intent this year, particularly after the first game [against PSG]. You might have thought it was the same as last year, but we had that mentality not to let that happen again.

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“We have a great bunch of quality players and we knew we could go and get a result there. I think we did that, we played our normal game which I didn’t really expect, but we did. To go there and score three goals away from home was top drawer and we will take that into our next games.”

Roberts returned to Celtic for a second loan spell this summer after an initial 18-month period at the Parkhead club.

And it was the nights in Europe’s premier competition that he credits as being pivotal to his decision to head back to Glasgow this season.

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The game in the Allianz Arena is an opportunity for the 20-year-old to showcase his own talents against the riches of one of Europe’s premier clubs.

“I’ve never played there before,” said Roberts. “It will be a brilliant and different experience in Munich. I’ll look forward to it.

“This is why they brought me back, and why I wanted to come back. For these nights, I want to push on in European competition, which is an aim. Hopefully we can do that.”

Arjen Robben is one of the players whom Roberts has tried to mould his own game on.

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The influential winger has just announced his retirement from the international stage but remains a player who carries a huge threat for Celtic.

It is his ability to come inside and eek out space for a shot that has endeared him particularly to Roberts.

“I have always enjoyed the way he comes inside and shoots, I’ve said it before, I’ve tried to emulate that, come in and shoot like that,” said the Celtic player. “Since he was at Chelsea, and I was only a young boy. The way he has come on, I think he has retired from international football now. I scored one like that at training!

“Players like that put the hard work in in training throughout the years and that is why they are on the biggest stage in world football. Hopefully one day that can be me but I need to keep practising my technique.

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“We will see how the game pans out. The first thing is to go out there with a strong mindset and hopefully the game pans out and we can get a good result for us.”

Roberts' former colleague at Manchester City Jadon Sancho made the switch to Dortmund this summer, although the 20-year-old hasn't had the chance yet to pick the brains of his fellow winger about what to expect from Munich.

He was recalled by Borussia from international duty, but Roberts has not touched base with him.

“I don’t know if I will get the chance to speak to him," said Roberts. "He was in India with the England Under-17s,” said Roberts. “But he is a top player. He made the decision to go to Dortmund this summer which a lot of people might have thought was surprising but it is a great opportunity.

“It is a massive team, he is a top player and I am sure we will be seeing his name a lot in seasons to come."