Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Rangers

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 13:30

Scot League Cup Semi-Final

Last Game

Ross Co 0 - 1 Celtic

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:45

Scots Prem

Samaras: We must be clinical

Georgios Samaras says Celtic must keep calm if they fail to get an early breakthrough against Shakhter Karagandy in Wednesday night's crucial Champions League play-off second leg.

Last Updated: 28/08/13 at 18:59 Post Comment

Georgios Samaras says Celtic think they can overturn their deficit

Georgios Samaras says Celtic think they can overturn their deficit

Celtic are 2-0 down from the away leg in Astana but are hopeful they can hit back against the Kazakhstan champions in front of what is likely to be a raucous home crowd at Celtic Park.

And the 28-year-old Samaras says the hosts may need to be patient and must capitalise when chances do come their way.

"The early goal would be perfect but we don't need to panic," said the Greek forward.

"We need to keep playing our game, keep moving the ball really well, and the chances will come.

"I don't care if the goals come in the last 10 minutes or the first 10 minutes. It is 90 minutes, there is plenty of time.

We believe in our team

"The main thing is to be clinical with the chances we create. We believe in our team, our talent and we fully respect Shakhter but, at Celtic Park with a full house, anything can happen.

"It is a big game. We want to be back in the Champions League group stages and hopefully everything will be OK.

"I expect it to be like the first game. They will try to defend and keep a clean sheet.

"We need to be more clever and more patient, to find a better way through their defence, and create more chances

"And the chances we create, we have to put them in the back of the net.

"They are a good team but it is a team we can beat. They are not Barcelona, whom we played last year, they are not a top European club. We respect them but we think we can do it."

Celtic v Shakhter Karagandy is live on Sky Sports 1 on Wednesday at 7.45pm.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

H

opefully Jose turns up to the game wearing a T-Shirt with Costa's face on, that's the classy thing to do in these situations right?

Petulant_Radish
Costa loses appeal against ban

C

onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

poolshortsdown
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

David de Gea future key to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reiterated his desire to keep David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Juan Cuadrado backed to shine in Premier League by Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says Chelsea-bound Juan Cuadrado has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.

Les Hutchison's takeover of Motherwell has been ratified

Lanarkshire businessman Les Hutchison has completed his takeover of Scottish Premiership club Motherwell.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company