We believe we can complete job, says Celtic skipper Brown

Skipper Scott Brown revealed himself to be cautiously optimistic ahead of Celtic’s Europa League second-leg clash against Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday night.

The Hoops have a one-goal lead from the first encounter in Parkhead where the Russian side looked rusty as they played their first competitive match in two months due to the winter beak in their country.

However,  on the subject of getting into the last 16 of the competition, Brown said: “It would be fantastic, but we need to remember that Zenit are a fantastic team.

“They showed top quality against us away from home, but we played really well as well.

“We’re going to need to up our game here because we know it’s going to be difficult, but we believe we can do it.

“Over the last two season in Europe we’ve been developing.

“We’ve been playing different formations and styles against top quality teams.

“For us now we just want to push on as much as we can. We have a fantastic manager, great coaches and top-quality players. We’re thriving on the experience of playing in the Champions League and last 32 of the Europa League. “

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