STUART ARMSTRONG believes victory over Manchester City at the Etihad tomorrow night would be the perfect way to prove Celtic’s progress in Europe.
Brendan Rodgers’ men sign off from the Champions League in the knowledge the possibility of football in European competition in 2017 has already gone.
However, the rejuvenated midfielder, who put in a Man of the Match performance in Saturday’s entertaining 4-3 triumph over Motherwell at Fir Park, insists the Hoops will push all the way for three points against Pep Guardiola’s All Stars.
Armstrong said: “Of course, ending with a win would be the ideal finish. The Champions League is a very tough competition where the best players in Europe perform.
“If we give a good performance and develop and keep learning, then we’ll be happy.
“We’ll go into it with the same attitude we go into every game. Positivity, belief in ourselves as we showed at Fir Park. Manchester City are quality opposition, so it’s a good chance to test ourselves against the best.
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“After our initial poor performance in the Nou Camp, we’ve done really well. In the home game against Manchester City, away at Monchengladbach – and there were even positive signs in the 2-0 defeat at home to Barcelona.
“If we can emulate those performances against Manchester City, build on them and then focus on the league and Scottish Cup, that’ll be good.”