Date: 11th October 2017 at 1:42pm
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By James Black

Celtic star Scott Sinclair insists the Hoops’ focus is on making the last-16 of the Champions League rather than the safety net of the Europa League.

The Scottish champions face Bayern Munich next week in the first of two games against the German giants and Sinclair believes the Hoops can give Bayern a run for their money.

Both sides have three points after the opening two group games and with Paris Saint-Germain almost certain to go through, it could come down to Celtic and Bayern for the second qualification spot.

Bayern have had a rocky start to the season and sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after the 3-0 demolition by PSG on matchday two.

Jupp Heynckes has replaced the Italian in the Bayern hotseat and Sinclair insists his side will give 100% to get a result in the Allianz Arena.

“We have confidence and no matter who we play we’ll give 100% and try to get the result,” Sinclair said, as quoted by the Evening Times website.

“If we play like we did the other night we can give Bayern a tough game.

“With our quality we have to go with the aim of getting through the group. We give that a go and if we fall short then we go into the Europa. The main focus is still the Champions League – we’ll try and progress and see where it takes us. We’ve gone through the qualifiers and worked hard to get where we’re going and we have to stick together and make sure we do as well as we can.

“We give that a go and if we fall short then we go into the Europa. The main focus is still the Champions League – we’ll try and progress and see where it takes us. We’ve gone through the qualifiers and worked hard to get where we’re going and we have to stick together and make sure we do as well as we can.

“The main focus is still the Champions League – we’ll try and progress and see where it takes us. We’ve gone through the qualifiers and worked hard to get where we’re going and we have to stick together and make sure we do as well as we can.

“We’ve gone through the qualifiers and worked hard to get where we’re going and we have to stick together and make sure we do as well as we can.”

Celtic recorded only their second away win ever in the Champions League last time out against Anderlecht and with the Belgians still to visit Celtic Park in December, the Hoops should find themselves no worse than third in the group.

In other Celtic news, Rangers flop Joey Barton has made a big claim about Rodgers and the state of Scottish football.

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