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  • Captain: Nothing beats Paradise on a Champions League night

    Captain: Nothing beats Paradise on a Champions League night

    By: Tony Connelly on 02 Sep, 2017 11:00

  • AFTER 10 years with Celtic, seven league titles, three Scottish cups and three league cups, there is little Scott Brown has yet to experience in a Hoops jersey.

    Yet the Celtic captain admits that this season feels different as he and his team-mates look to build on the progress made in Europe, defend a prolonged unbeaten run and allow for young talent to thrive.

    Celtic overcame Astana 8-4 on aggregate in the play-off stage of the qualification phase, and at 32-years-old the midfielder has reached this stage of the competition five times already and has played in the last 16 twice.

    With Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht accompanying Celtic in Group B, Brown will captain the Hoops in the glamour ties and, despite the status of the opposition, the Celtic skipper is adamant that the Hoops are capable of taking points off any of the teams.

    “It’s a great draw for us,” said Brown in an exclusive interview with this week's Celtic View. “I’ve never played any of these teams before and the fans will be delighted with it as well. It doesn’t matter where we go in the Champions League, it’s just about being here and enjoying it.

    “It’s about being in the Champions League, where we deserve to be. Celtic Park’s the best stadium for me and the atmosphere with the crowd behind us is better than anywhere in Europe.

    “You’ll get some good games at Celtic Park, you never know what can happen at Celtic Park. We had Manchester City here last year and they got a fright in the first half-an-hour with the way we pressed and the noise of the fans in behind us.

    “We know what kind of racket they can make and we know they’ll be behind us like that again, so we’ll expect to get some points on the board. We want to play European football after Christmas and that is going to be our aim.”

    To read the full interview with Scott Brown as well as get a FREE UEFA Champions League GIANT A2 poster, see this week’s Celtic View, out now.

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