JOHN GUIDETTI is aiming to fire in a hat-trick when Celtic face Rangers in the League Cup semi-final at Hamden next month.
The on-loan Manchester City striker has drawn a blank in his last six games after scoring 11 in 12 previous outings. But the Swede is backing himself himself to become the first
Hoops frontman to grab a League Cup treble against the Ibrox side since Harry Hood in 1973.
Guidetti said when asked how many he’d like to score: “I fancy three. That is what I did against Ajax when I was with Feyenoord and that is the aim this time.
“The dream would be to score, but the most important thing is to win.
“Big games are what I love the most. That is why I wake up in the morning.”
Guidetti, who scored a hat-trick against Partick Thistle in the last round, has no worries about his recent barren run.
He said: “My confidence is fantastic. The best strikers in the world can go 16 or 17 games without a goal.
“People want to make a massive thing about going six games without a goal.
“It’s not a massive thing for me. Diego Costa went four games without a goal a few weeks ago and no one mentioned it – but when John Guidetti does the same it’s the biggest thing in the world.
“I take it as a compliment. People think if I don’t score then something must be wrong in the world.
“But let’s be honest, with a bit of luck I could have scored eight goals in those six games. It happens. “I had a bicycle kick that I scored against Motherwell, but was
ruled out when it wasn’t offside.
“Once they start coming, they will come thick and fast, I know it.”