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Man City winger Roberts ecstatic to realise Champions League dream with Celtic

Manchester City loanee Patrick Roberts was over the moon after helping Celtic overcome Gibraltar minnows Lincoln Red Imps in the second round Champions League qualifier.

The winger scored the third goal for the Hoops in the 3-0 win, which overturned the 1-0 deficit for the Scottish club from the first leg of the tie.

Brendan Rodgers' side will now face Kazakh side Astana in the next qualifying round.

“Tonight gave me a taste of what the Champions League would be like," said 19-year-old Roberts.

“It was incredible from the start with the unfurling of the flag and all the fans cheering and singing 'You'll never walk alone'.

“It was something special and I hope we can continue that and get through to the group stages."

Roberts also touched on his decision to not represent England U19 in the ongoing Euro Championships because of his club commitments.

He added: “Of course, they (England) are out there in Germany playing but I wanted to play in the Champions League, which was always my dream.

“I feel made for this stage. I've always believed in my ability and I've always wanted to play at the highest level.

“Wherever I'm playing, I'll do my best and give 100 per cent to reach my best level."


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