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ARMSTRONG’S AIMS – MORE GOALS AND MORE CREATIVE PLAY

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STUART ARMSTRONG believes the four-in-a-row title party at Parkhead on Sunday will be the start of something good at Celtic.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who arrived along with Gary Mackay-Steven from Dundee United in January, is hoping to get the nod from Ronny Deila to play against Inverness Caley Thistle.
He said: “It’s a great feeling to win things because you’re in this game to lift Cups and leagues.
“To have a bit of silverware is great and I’m really looking forward to the last game of the season where I get to pick up a trophy.

“I’ve played enough games for a winner’s medal and it’s very exciting, so, hopefully, there’s a lot more to come.

“I didn’t foresee something like this and to mention it now is quite surreal. To think that in a few days’ time we’ll be out on the pitch with the trophy parading around is strange, but it will be a real sense of achievement.

“It’s a credit to the fans that every time you come to Celtic Park there are a lot of people here and every time we go away from home, the support and the amount of noise they make is incredible.

“For the players and the fans to share that together this Sunday is really good.

“I now have things in my mind that I’d like to improve upon and my targets for next season. I want to add more goals and be more creative.”

Armstrong was Cup-tied along with Mackay-Steven and was forced to sit out the League Cup triumph over his former Tannadice team in March. Now he is hoping to make up for lost time.

Speaking in this week’s Celtic View, he added: “Being here for the final months of the season will prove very valuable going into the next campaign.
“I only had only one previous experience of playing in the Europa League with United and that was a 5-0 drubbing at Dinamo Moscow.
“So, from going from severe underdogs against a team like that to going up against a team like Inter Milan and having the feeling that you could win is a really exciting prospect.

“I loved playing in those games and I loved the atmosphere, the sense of competition and the importance of the match.

“To have the opportunity to play at stadiums such as the San Siro as well is incredible when you grow up and watch these teams play there.

“We now have an opportunity to go one step further and, possibly, play in the Champions League so that would be a dream come true.

“You could play teams such as Real Madrid and Barcelona and come up against the world’s best which would help you truly see how you are as a footballer and how you can deal with that.

“To have that opportunity would be great and for the boys who have beaten Barcelona before – I can’t imagine what it’s like, but I really want the taste of something like it.”

 
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