Celtic’s Stokes aiming to break CL duck against Barcelona

Anthony Stokes is determined to score his first Champions League goal for Celtic this week.

Anthony Stokes is determined to score his first Champions League goal for Celtic this week.

The 25-year old striker has not yet tallied in Europe’s premier club competition in 11 attempts and despite Wednesday’s final group stage fixture with Barcelona at the Nou Camp being a dead rubber, he would love to get on the scoresheet.

“I still want to score,” he insisted.

“This is my first campaign, I’ve enjoyed it and think, come the end of it, I will be a better player for the experience.

“And, of course, as a striker you want to be scoring in every game, but especially in the big games in the important competitions.

“I haven’t really had much in the way of chances but you’ve got to try and take those half-chances.

“In Milan I had one where I’ve gone in, the boy’s dived in, and it was a half chance.

“You don’t get two or three clear-cut chances like you do in the SPFL, so you just have to be clinical – and we haven’t been that this year.

 
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