Celtic to recoil from Barcelona disappointment – Brown

Celtic captain Scott Brown is confident the side will bounce back positively from their disappointing Champions League run this season.

Celtic captain Scott Brown is confident the side will bounce back positively from their disappointing Champions League run this season.

The Hoops finished on the bottom of the Group H table with just three points from six outings – culminating in a 6-1 defeat at Barcelona – but the Scotland midfielder is expecting the Glasgow giants to push for an undefeated league season to make amends.

"We are a tight group and we are strong, and I think if we put our minds to it we can definitely do it," he told Celtic’s official website.

"It was a hard game in Barcelona and they have done that to a lot of teams - they have done that to Real Madrid as well - but we are back in our normal league position and going about the job the way we should be.

"A lot of teams have been spending 50-60 million pounds to get to the last-16 and our budget isn't as big as that. We managed to do it last year (get to last 16) and it shows what a good team we have here.”

Celtic currently sit seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League with 12 wins and three draws from 15 outings.

 
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