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CELTIC WARNED BY CIERZNIAK

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CELTIC have been warned by keeper Rado Cierzniak that Dundee United are looking for revenge in the Scottish Cup quarter-final replay at Parkhead tomorrow night.

The Pole, who has saved penalty-kicks from Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest in the last two games against the Hoops, is predicting his team will get over the disappointment of losing the League Cup Final to Ronny Deila’s men on Sunday.
Cerzniak said: “I think we can beat them because Celtic will think, at the moment, that it is easy to beat us. So I really believe we can get a good result at Celtic Park.

“They can think what they want, but I believe we can win and get back to Hampden for the semi-final against Inverness Caley Thistle. The motivation is strong for us and everything is possible in this game.”

Cierzniak revealed he has done his homework on the opposition penalty-takers and United might become favourites tomorrow if the game goes to a shoot-out.

He said: “I know the Celtic players well and have analysed them and their penalties. But I would prefer to win without having to save another one!

“No, seriously, if I can help my team get through in the Cup-tie by saving a penalty again then that will be great.”

The shotstopper also bemoaned the lack of good fortune against the Glasgow giants. He added: “I got a touch on the ball at their first goal and sometimes goalkeepers need luck when they make saves.

“Sadly for me, it went back to Kris Commons and ended up a goal. We just didn’t get luck. And then Sean Dillon was sent off. My opinion on that was that it should have been a yellow card, but I didn’t see it properly. That decision killed the game and it was not easy for us after that.

“It is hard enough against Celtic when it is 11 against 11 because they have good possession and play nice passes. But I think the referee, Bobby Madden, is one of the best referees in the league and I don’t want to criticise him.”

Celtic rammed six goals behind the United keeper the last time he played at Parkhead in August. Possibly, he thought that was a fluke result, too.
 
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