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KLIMALA DISMISSES FRIGHT NIGHT

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PATRYK KLIMALA insists Paris Saint-Germain will not put the frighteners on him or his Celtic team-mates in tomorrow night’s game in the French capital.

The Polish hitman, a £3.5million arrival in January, has been putting in a great shift during the three-match tour as the Hoops prepare for their tilt at the historic 10 in a row.

He scored his first goal for the club in the 1-1 draw with Nice on Thursday and got an hour in the 2-1 loss against Lyon at the weekend.

Klimala is determined to again show his improvement against PSG in the Parce des Princes when Neil Lennon’s men square up to the threatening £400million strike-force of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi.

Former Ibrox gaffer Paul Le Guen saw his Le Havre side walloped 9-0 last week and Belgian outfit Waasland-Beveren were thumped 7-0 on Saturday night.

Klimala, though, refused to be intimidated and, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “It’s PSG, but we will play like we would against anybody. For me, it’s PSG, a big club, but it’s a normal game.

“If we go into it scared then we will have lost before the game even starts.

“Of course, they are human. They have a lot of big names like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

“I have watched them in the Champions League, but I think on the pitch we have a good chance to win the game. For sure it will help our preparations, but I work in every game and treat everyone the same.”

Twenty-one-year-old Klimala added: “I’m ready. I feel good. I feel in good shape. I feel good for the start of the season.

“I never have targets before a season because you never know how a season will go. I had six months and it was hard and difficult, but I am ready.

“I feel in good shape. We had a programme and I did that, a lot of mobility and gym work. I feel the benefit of it on the pitch now. In the past I didn’t have a chance against my team-mates in training. Now I feel good.”

Celtic kick off the season for real when Hamilton Accies are the visitors on Flag Day at Parkhead on Sunday, August 2.

 
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