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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Bhoys up for battle

Gordon believes Celtic are ready for huge French test

Celtic’s Stuart Armstrong (second left) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal against Hamilton last Friday with team-mates Scott Sinclair (l) and Callum McGregor. Photo: PA
Celtic’s Stuart Armstrong (second left) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal against Hamilton last Friday with team-mates Scott Sinclair (l) and Callum McGregor. Photo: PA

Celtic 'keeper Craig Gordon believes that his side can put the shackles on the star-studded Paris St Germain side when the sides clash in the Champions League tomorrow night.

With a perfect start to the Ligue 1 season - five wins with five clean sheets - PSG take their squad to Scotland today to prepare for tomorrow's group game at Parkhead.

New signings Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, who cost a combined total of €400m, both scored in PSG's 5-1 league win over the weekend.

This time last year, Brendan Rodgers' side were hammered 7-0 in their opening group game by Barcelona, but Gordon says he's not daunted by facing the big names in the PSG side.

"It's great to think you're going to play against the talent they've got. I think we'll be quietly confident that we can do something against them and go and get a result," says Gordon.

"We're not daunted, we just want to go and play. We're confident in our own ability. We believe our team to be able to handle that and try to do something in the game ourselves.

"There's a little bit less pressure because we'll be expected to be beaten. But we know we have a chance to take something from these games."

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar celebrates scoring their third goal with Kylian Mbappe against Metz at the weekend. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar celebrates scoring their third goal with Kylian Mbappe against Metz at the weekend. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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