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CRAIG GORDON; EURO LESSON

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CRAIG GORDON believes Celtic are on a learning curve as they prepare for the Europa League ties against Inter Milan.

Ronny Deila’s side lost 1-0 to PSV Eindhoven in Gran Canaria at the weekend and face Sparta Prague tomorrow.

The comeback keeper hopes the experience of the Maspalomas Cup will lead to victory in the real deal against the Italians next month.
Gordon, who took a breather while Lukasz Zaluska returned to goal, said: “PSV played in a typically Dutch way in a 4-3-3 formation.

“Their two full-backs bombed on, two centre-backs looked to get on the ball at the back and two wide midfield players played pretty much as forwards.
“It’s difficult to play against because they get a lot of people into forward areas.
“But it’s a nice and different test because we don’t get that back home playing in the Premiership.
“It’s something we have to get used to for playing European matches, especially with the Inter Milan games to come.
“It will stand us in good stead having an idea how teams like that play.”

Gordon, 32, is likely to be back in goal when the champions restart the defence of their title when they take on Hamilton at New Douglas Park on Saturday.
He added: “We still have a lot of games between now and the end of the season, so it’s up to us to put together a run like the one we had been on before the Dundee United loss at Tannadice. “If we do that, it will put the pressure on the other teams.”

 
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