SCOTT BROWN is urging his Celtic team-mates to become big noises in Europe again.
The Hoops skipper wants to repeat the awesome nights at Parkhead in recent seasons in sell-out encounters against Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan and Ajax.

Former boss Neil Lennon led the club into the last-16 of the Champions League after collecting 10 points – a Scottish record – in the group stages of the 2012-13 tournament.

Brown, who missed the early European games through injury this term, admits he realises how crucial the Champions league qualifiers are going to be in July.

He said; “The atmosphere is good, confidence is high and, as a team, we feel we are progressing in the right way.
“Getting to the group stage is a challenge enough just now.¬†We think we are good enough. The players here all believe we can take that step.

“But it is one thing to talk about and another thing to do it. It is difficult.

“You have to show that you are good enough by the way you play. It is about the results that you get.

“This summer is massive for us. We all know that. Once you have experienced playing in the Champions League, there is nothing else like it. The atmosphere at the stadium on those nights is just amazing.

“The pressure is always there, but that is the mark of a good team. To be able to handle that is what it is all about.

“The spirit in the team was great under Neil Lennon and it is great under Ronny Deila.

“We feel that we have it in us to go and get into the Champions League, but you have to be ready for these games because they are so important for us.”

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