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‘WE KNOW WE CAN BEAT ANYBODY,’ BURKE

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OLIVER BURKE is planning a silverware salute to Celtic fans before his loan period ends at the end of the season.

The 21-year-old Bhoy racer has admitted he is thoroughly enjoying life as a Hoops player, but parent club West Brom have every intention of recalling him in the summer.

Burke has set his sights on a fabulous farewell to mark his stay by helping the champions to an eighth successive Premiership title and a hat-trick of Scottish Cups which, amazingly, is something the club have never achieved in their history.

Success in both competitions, of course, would bring an unprecedented treble treble during Brendan Rodgers’ reign

The fleet-footed forward, who has amassed almost £30million in transfer fees from Nottingham Forest to RB Leipzig and onto the Hawthorns in August 2017, has also targeted a return to the Scotland international fold after being out in the cold for two years.

Burke, who is likely to be included in the Scots squad for the Euro qualifiers against Kazahkstan and San Marino next month, said: “It would be a dream for me. We focus on the league now and it is foot on the gas.

“We won’t stop now and it’s an amazing position for me.

A WORD OF ADVICE…Brendan Rodgers chats to Oliver Burke.

“We are doing very well at the moment in domestic football, but we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves.

“We have our feet firmly on the ground and just focus on each game as it comes. As long as we do that, we know we can beat anybody.

“A chance to win things was in my thoughts when I came here, but it was also down to the manager.

“He persuaded me a lot to come here. Also, I knew some of the boys already, so I feel very happy at Celtic. It is a fantastic club with fantastic fans and staff so I am really enjoying myself.”

Burke, who is likely to face Motherwell in the Premiership at Parkhead tomorrow afternoon, added: “I’ve been starved of football in the recent past, so getting back into the Scotland set-up wasn’t possible.

“Now I’ve had a run of games, it is a case of fingers crossed. Let’s just see what happens.

“It is definitely something I have got my eye on. It is a dream come true to represent your country. As I say, we’ll see what happens. I have to keep performing well and producing to earn any call-up.

“I’m happy now and enjoying my football and want to kick on.”

 
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