Celtic ‘can beat Barcelona’
It may well be one of the toughest challenges in the Champions League, but Celtic striker Miku believes the Scottish Champions can get something from tonight’s fixture against Barcelona.
The Spanish giants are the favourites to go all the way of course, while not many expect Celtic to progress to the latter stages. A team that isn’t tested very much domestically, they are likely to struggle in Spain.
However, after four point from their opening two group games, Miki thinks he and the rest of the team can go into tonight’s fixture with confidence that they can come out on top.
The forward said: “They have injuries that might give us a chance. The game will be seen around the world, so that’s maximum motivation.”
Miku then reflected on his previous encounters against Barcelona, having played much of his senior career in Spain.
“I have won, lost and drawn to Barcelona and this will be a difficult game. They are the best in the world just now.”
“If we don’t win in the SPL it is terrible, so we will play this game with the same mentality.”
“I have played against Messi many times and he is always thinking about the goal. It is possible to stop him, though.”
“But when you think about Barcelona it is not just Messi; we have to be careful of everybody.”
Celtic cannot afford to be too respectful towards Barcelona though. They are a top team of course, but they are only human. If the Bhoys can take the game by the scruff of the neck and show they mean business early on, it might not be as straight forward as many people think.
When it comes to placing free bets, many will be backing the might of Barcelona, but if Miku is to be believed, Celtic shouldn’t be ruled out just yet.