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Messi, Iniesta, Xavi and co. just humans after all - Celtic's Commons

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons is adopting a philosophical approach to Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Commons is aware that the Blaugrana side possesses a lot of quality in the form of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Neymar and the like but he is also alert to the fact that these guys are simply humans just like he and his Bhoys teammates.

"From an outsider looking in you can see that they're superstars but when you put your shirt and boots on, and get out there, it's just another game," he told the Celtic View.

"It doesn't really matter who you're playing against. Obviously the higher the standard the higher the concentration levels have to be, but you have to try and make it as relaxing as possible.

"If you start getting too carried away about who you're playing against, and what the occasion is, then you will lose your concentration, so you have to approach it like any other game."

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Andrew Slevison
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