Despite Celtic only needing to draw their next game against Milan at the San Siro, Australian striker Scott McDonald insists that the Hoops are traveling to Northern Italy with their eyes set on a win.
After Celtic beat the reigning champions at home 2-1, we can be sure to be privileged to not only a somewhat significant match, but also an exciting one.
Unlike other native members of the team – who, as Scotland, courageously lost to the Azzurri in the Euro 2008 qualifiers, the Australian has taken a rational and positive outlook on the upcoming match:
“We have been close many times but we are not going to go there looking for a draw. We’re going to go looking for a win.
“If we win the game we finish top of the section.
“People might think that is a funny way to look at things but if you ask any player or manager, looking for a draw is playing a dangerous game.
“You have to go out, be positive and hopefully nick a goal.
“We do need to try to stop them because they are at home and have some special players, so it is going to be tough.”
We can be sure that this will be a ‘ripper’ of a game, yet can the likes of McGeady, McDonald, McManus and Boruc outsmart and outplay the likes of Kaka, Ronaldo, Maldini and Dida? Surely their must be a claim to both sides?
One for the neutral, and a historic night awaits Celtic if they really can top Milan to qualify for the second round.