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El Shaarawy: We will destroy Celtic

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Stephan El Shaarawy has rubbished any chances of defeat to Celtic in the first stage of their Champions League group stage match-up.

The young AC Milan forward is brimming in confidence regarding his side's attacking ability, refusing to even entertain the possibility of defeat to Scottish giants, Celtic.

“We will be too strong for them. There is a lot of talk about their character and team spirit but that is not going to save them from our attacking strength."

“We have some of the best attacking players in the world. With myself, Mario Balotelli, Robinho, Alessandro Matri, Giampaolo Pazzini and now Kaka, we will be too strong."

“It is clear this season they have been conceding goals against teams that have nowhere near our attacking talent," he commented, in reference to Celtic's first leg loss against Shakhter Karagandy in the qualification stages.

Club legend, Franco Baresi, took a more cautious, wary approach with his former side's Champions League first group stage match-up. 

“This is a difficult group for Milan because Celtic are an excellent team in the Champions League."

“The win against Barcelona was something everyone noticed – they deserved it. It’s going to be tough. Celtic have been a great Champions League team down the years, especially in Scotland. They don’t lose there very often. Everyone in Europe sees this."

Baresi was specifically highlighting Celtic's monumental victory against Barcelona during last year's Champions League group stages. Neil Lennon's men were unfortunate to lose out on the points at the Nou Camp, but fought valiantly to record a historical win against the Catalans in the return fixture. 

Celtic will travel to northern Italy on September 18 to begin their European campaign.

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