Fighting talk: Scott Sinclair makes bold Celtic claim, this is how we beat Barcelona
By Alex Stevens
Celtic’s Champions League hopes might be clinging on by a thread after their 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach last night, but Scott Sinclair says they can still qualify and beat Barcelona in their next CL tie on November 23.
Celtic are bottom of their group with just two points from their first four games. They would need to win their next two games against the Spanish champions and Manchester City – and that still might not be enough.
More realistic is a Europa League place, with Monchengladbach just two points ahead of them in third.
Talking in the Scottish Sun however, Sinclair isn’t ruling anything out and says Celtic can beat Barcelona, calling on his side to evoke the spirit of 2012 when they beat the Spanish giants 2-1.
“Playing Barca next at Celtic Park is going to be electric,” said Sinclair. “There is always hope. Look at what happened when Celtic beat Barca four years ago.
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“When we step on the pitch, we always want to win, and we will try our best. The boys are all looking forward to that and see if we can get a result.
“I’m sure we will be written off and labelled as underdogs, but the boys will give their all. What will it take to win? We need to have a good start, give it 100 per cent and stick together.
“We need to fight for each other and that’s what we will do. The draw tonight showed we are learning and progressing in this competition. We are only going to get better and better.
“Look back to the first away game against Barcelona, and compare it to this game. We have learned a hell of a lot and we have shown that. We conceded against Gladbach, but we showed a lot of mental resilience. You saw that with the way the boys came back.”
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