Samaras eyes history

Date: 6th March 2013 at 7:31 am
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Champions LeagueGeorgios Samaras is on the history trail tonight in Turin.

Even the most fantatical or optimistic Celtic fan realises that the Champions League journey will come to a halt tonight in Turin- not many sides win by three goals in Italy.

Twelve months ago Celtic were watching the knock-out stages of the Champions League from afar as they eyed up possible opponents in two qualifying rounds.

When Samaras put Celtic 2-0 up away to Helsingborgs the dream started to become reality with a lifetime of memories created through a memorable campaign that sees the hoops still involved in Europe’s premier tournament after the Manchester minnows have departed.

Samaras is likely to start tonight’s match as a support striker to Gary Hooper and is realistic about tonight’s targets.

“If we can’t win 4-0 or 5-0, then we want to win the game,” Samaras stated. “There’s a lot of history to be made here- we’d be the first Celtic team to win in Italy and it would be the record number of wins for the club in a European season.

“If this is to be the end, it’d be great to finish on a high. That would be a nice feeling. No one really gives us a chance, but then no one gave my country Greece a chance at Euro 2004 and we won it.

“Like Greece, Celtic don’t have superstars, but we have the teamwork and sometimes that can beat technical ability or speed and other qualities.

“We showed that against Barcelona, so there’s no reason why we can’t do it again. We believe in ourselves and in our team- we’re not in Italy for a holiday.”

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5 thoughts on “Samaras eyes history

  • Williebhoy
    3 years ago

    I expect the same again, hope we have learned something and at least put on a decent show.

    A goal would be a bonus

  • davie bhoy
    3 years ago

    Would be great to beat those cheating bassas,i think we can score especially with sammi back, never thought i would say that but i think he has proved himself this year with his euro goals,its keeping the back door shut that worries me,Matthews looked like a bit of a weak link against juve last time and izzy has been really poor in his last two games,i think lustigs a big miss- he’s come on to a game this season, no matter what i think teams in next years draw will want to avoid the hoops which shows how far we have come from the team that utrecht beat 4-0,in NEIL LENNON we trust mon the hoops!

  • Celtico102
    3 years ago

    All we need to do is grab a bit of pride back and in doing that who knows??
    Hail hail

  • Monti
    3 years ago

    Celtic should just play to win the 90 mins, win,lose or draw,WE ARE PROUD OF YOUR EFFORTS THIS YEAR BHOYS!!! HH!

  • Kendo88
    3 years ago

    Keep the faith for a famous Celtic victory tonight but Regardless.. Its been a great CL campaign..That green and white hooped shirt doesnt just represent our team.. It symbolises our culture..who we are.. our inspiration. HH


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