SUPER Scott Sinclair insists Celtic will have no fear against Barcelona at the Nou Camp tomorrow evening.

The champions prepared for the glittering occasion with a runaway 5-1 derby win on Saturday. Hours later, a shadow Barca toppled to a shock 2-1 home defeat to newly-promoted Alaves.

And Sinclair revealed the Hoops will savour every minute of their return to the Euro elite following a three-year absence.

The slick frontman said: “We go to the Nou Camp with nothing to lose. No-one is expecting us to win 5-1, but we just go there and do the best that we can do.

“The spirit is so high now and so is the togetherness in the camp. You can see it on the pitch with everyone fighting for each other, every second ball.

“If we keep that spirit, we can keep winning games. We have got the belief to go there and try to perform.

“That is all that you can do. The spirit is what we need – and all we can do is give it 100 per cent.”

Sinclair said: “With the Rangers (sic) game, we hadn’t been thinking about Barcelona, but when it was finished, we started looking and the manager started adjusting and we go to the next one. The manager will decide how we are going to set-up but it’s going to be a great occasion for us.

“We have nothing to lose, as I said. When I was at Manchester City, I was in and out, coming off the bench in the Champions League, getting five minutes here and there.

“Sometimes as a player, you don’t feel a part of things. But that’s all in the past and I can look forward to Barcelona.

“I’ve never been there before, so it’s a first for me. But we go into games 100 per cent every time and that’s all we can do in the Nou Camp.”

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique left big guns Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Andres Iniesta on the bench against Alaves, with Gerard Pique and Sergio Roberto in the stand.

Despite fielding some expensive fringe players and Messi and Suarez coming into the fray after an hour, however, the Spanish stars were beaten by last season’s second division champions.

Sinclair added: “The names don’t spook players. It’s a challenge because you are facing the world’s best.

“As players, you want that test and there is not really much better you can face. Each team has 11 players, so all we can do is try to complete our job and see what we can get from the match.”


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