Craig Gordon makes admission about Celtic Europa League chances
Craig Gordon has admitted that Celtic’s best hope of defeating Zenit in the last 32 of the Europa League is the fact that the match will be played over two legs.
The Hoops have just completed their second straight Champions League group stage campaign without a home win, as the Bhoys have struggled to come to terms with playing group stage football.
Despite the poor home form in the Champions League the Bhoys did manage to qualify for a Europa League last 32 tie against Zenit in February.
Gordon believes that if the Scottish champions don’t improve their home form then their participation in the Europa League will be a short one, and is hopeful that the tie being played over two-legs will help the Hoops.
“When the matches have been two-legged knockout games, in the qualifying campaigns over the last two seasons, we have done quite well” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I think those ties have suited us. We have known how to deal with the pressures of the away goal situation.
“It also depends who is at home first because it can change how you approach the game and whether you are attacking or defending.”
Gordon has been criticised at times by supporters this season but he showed his worth when turned in a fine performance in the recent 0-0 draw with Rangers, his wonder save from Alfredo Morelos’ close-range header helping the Hoops secure a point.
The Hoops number one is part of the squad that is set to head to Dubai on their winter break before returning to action against Brechin in the Scottish Cup on the 20th of January.
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