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LAMBERT BACKS TON-UP BHOYS

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FORMER Celtic skipper Paul Lambert has backed his old club to beat Barcelona and Monaco to 100 league goals this season – on their way to overtaking the Hoops’ all-time top-flight best of 105.

Lambert, now manager at Championship side Wolves, has been monitoring the Parkhead side’s progress under the expert guidance of Brendan Rodgers.

And the Bhoys are bang on course to hit a ton of goals this season.

Barcelona and Monaco lead the charge on 88 apiece with the Scottish champions three adrift on 85.

Lambert is convinced no club can stop Rodgers’ march to the treble – a feat Martin O’Neill also achieved in his first season at Parkhead.

The former midfielder said: “I’m sure Celtic will be looking at the Barcelona and Monaco totals and trying to see if they can beat them to being the first team in Europe to score 100 goals.

“I would be delighted if they can do that.

“They’ve done well to put themselves in the position to go on and win the whole lot. They will be thinking of doing everything, winning the treble, going through the season unbeaten and scoring over 100 goals.

“To complete an entire league season unbeaten would be a remarkable achievement. It does not matter if the standard is not as strong.

“You can only beat what is in front of you and you can’t magic a Manchester United or a Manchester City to come up and play you every week.

“Whether the gulf is too big for anybody else to catch up with them is for other teams to do something about. It is not for Celtic to apologise. 

“If you can complete an invincible season then go and do it. Can I see anybody beating Celtic? I am not sure that anybody can take them.”

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