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Miku: Bhoys can shock Barca

22 Oct 2012 19:58:00

Miku: Bhoys can shock Barca

Celtic striker Miku believes the Hoops can pull off what would be a shock Champions League win over Barcelona in the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.

The Parkhead side trail the Group G leaders by two points after two games but Tito Vilanova's side are strong favourites to stretch that lead even though Gerard Pique has joined fellow defenders Daniel Alves, Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal on the sidelines while midfielder Sergio Busquets is suspended. Asked whether Celtic could upset the odds, on-loan Getafe striker Miku, 27, replied "absolutely" before claiming the Hoops' winning mentality can help. He said:

"Celtic is a team who have to win our games in the Scottish Premier League

"When we don't it is terrible, I felt that the first day I came here.

"We will go into this game with the same mentality - to win, win, win. We have a very good manager and he always speaks about the mentality.

"We will go on to that pitch tomorrow with the same feeling. It will be a difficult game but we want to win.

"They have a couple of injuries and that might give us a chance to do something."

The Venezuela striker, who joined the Parkhead club in the summer, looks forward to coming up against old foe Lionel Messi, who scored a hat-trick in Barcelona's 5-4 win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday night. He said:

"In the past I have played against Barcelona and I have felt everything because I have won, I have lost and I have drawn.

"They are difficult games and I think they are the best team in the world just now and (in Messi) have the best player in the world just now.

"He is their best player of their history. I played against him when he played for Barcelona B, and after I played against him in the South America Under-20s, I have played against him for Getafe and now I play against him when he plays for the Argentina team.

"He is so quick and he is always thinking about the goal, but it is possible to stop him.

"When you think of Barcelona it is not only Messi, if he does not have a good day they still have a lot of good players so tomorrow we have to be careful of everybody."


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