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‘WE’LL CHASE EURO GOAL’ CRAIG GORDON

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CRAIG GORDON reckons Celtic must aim for an away goal when they take on Qarabag on Wednesday.
A late header from Dedryck Boyata has given the Hoops a 1-0 advantage as they prepare for the second leg of the Champions League qualifier in Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku.
The keeper said: “I’m sure we will go there and look to score an away goal, which could be important.

“We are playing against a good team and they showed their qualities in parts of the game. Technically, they are very good on the ball and they kept possession very well for an away team.

“Going there is going to be very difficult. We are going to have to play a smart game defensively to come through it.

“It’s a very slender advantage and we still have to approach the tie looking to score a goal.

“We look to do that regardless of who we’re playing. They have shown that they could have the quality to score against us, so we will be looking to carry a threat at the other end and cause them some problems, as well.”

Reaching the group stages of Europe’s elite competition is a target for the 32-year-old international shotstopper.

He added: “It would be the first time for me getting to that level and there are few players here who are in the same boat in that regard.

“We also have some players who have tasted it before and want to get back there, so we have a nice mix of experience and people wanting to get there for the first time.

“We’re looking forward to it. It will be a very difficult game, but that’s the goal at the end of it.”

By CQN Magazine
 
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