The Catalans' coach has urged his men not to get complacent ahead of Tuesday's encounter at Camp Nou versus the Scots
The Catalan powerhouse sit atop of their section with six points from two games, while the Scottish champions have collected four points, and the 44-year-old is adamant that his trooops will not underestimate the Hoops.
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"Home games are very important in the Champions League. If we win this one, we will take a huge step forward. Celtic drew at home to Benfica and beat Spartak and that’s a sign they are doing things well," Vilanova stated at a press conference.
"Maybe people didn't take Celtic seriously at the start of the season, but we do. Over the years there have been lots of examples of teams who have been written off and were dangerous. Celtic are very quick and good on the counterattack, so we have to take them seriously in the Champions League.
"There are four games left and anything can happen. We will see which two teams qualify. All the games are difficult and Celtic’s pace and the fact that they have tall players for set pieces are what worries me the most about them.
"I would prefer to win scoring the most possible goals and not conceding any, but when it comes down to it, I just want to win."
Tuesday's encounter is scheduled to kick off at 19:45BST.