LAIDBACK Moussa Dembele is feeling positive before the Champions League confrontation with Borussia Monchengladbach.
The French Under-21 international striker took his Celtic goal haul to 13 with his slick penalty-kick in the 2-0 win over Motherwell at the weekend.
It could have been 15 from 18 appearances, but Dembele was denied by the woodwork in the first-half and he praised Fir Park keeper Craig Samson for thwarting on another occasion after the interval.
The shotstopper could only parry a deflected Scott Brown effort into the frontman’s tracks before scrambling to his feet and blocking the rebound.
Dembele said: “The angle was a bit tight and tried to put it into the corner. However, the keeper saved it.
“That’s okay because sometimes you score and sometimes you don’t.
“But I just keep going and wait for other chances to come.”
The Hoops frontman was hauled down by Samson three minutes from the end as he chased a lost cause into the penalty box. Referee John Beaton had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.
Dembele, who saw his spot-kick saved in the 7-0 mauling in Barcelona, said: “I just had to concentrate and put the ball in the net.
“Of course, I have already missed one this season, so, I was just happy to score again.
“We won, kept a clean sheet and played some good football, so it was all positive.
“Now I am looking forward to tomorrow night, but I always take in game by game.
“We must focus on Borussia Monchengladbach and make sure we get a good result.”
Dembele was talking to Celtic TV about tomorrow’s Champions League Group C match at Celtic Park.
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