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‘CELTIC CONQUERING TRAVEL SICKNESS,’ CRAIG GORDON

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CRAIG GORDON reckons Celtic are getting over their travel sickness on their European trips after the 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.

Before the Champions League encounter at Borussia Park on Tuesday, the Hoops had won just once and drawn once in their previous 25 European games away from Parkhead in Europe’s elite tournament.

The Scotland international keeper said: “The record is not great and we can’t hide from that.

“However, if we put in performances like that away from home, we will give ourselves chances to get results.

“It was a good point, but it’s almost tinged with a tiny bit of disappointment that we could have snatched it at the end.

“I say ‘snatched it’, but we actually played really well and created a few chances. Away from home, that’s as good a performance as you can hope to get. 

“We’re really happy with the way we played, but could maybe have sneaked ahead to get the three points.

“They had a few chances which they are going to do as the home team, but we dealt with them fairly well.

“We could have won the game, but our performance is certainly the main positive.

“I think it’s a big thing mentally for the team – the manner in which we played and how we kept the ball.

“I’ve no idea what the possession stats are, but I would be surprised if we weren’t higher than them.

“To go away from home and to do that is what we aimed to do. To try and take the sting out of the game by keeping the ball.

“We’ve achieved that and by doing that we’ve limited them to a few opportunities.”

Celtic’s next Champions League tie is against Barcelona at Parkhead on November 23 before they go on their travels again to complete the group with a game against Manchester City at the Etihad on December 6.

Can they repeat their last away success at this level which came against Spartak Moscow in the Russian capital when a late Georgios Samaras goal gave them a 3-2 win in October 2012?

Gordon and Co now believe that is a distinct possibility.

 
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