Kris Commons wants Celtic to face Manchester United in today’s Champions League draw.
While most players hedged their bets and claimed to have no preference over who Celtic draw in Monaco today Commons reluctantly admitted that a trip down the M74 to Old Trafford would suit him perfectly.
The midfielder has played at Old Trafford for Derby County but a Champions League night would be something entirely different.
“I’m a Man United supporter,” he smiled when pressed about the draw. “But we’ll take anyone, there are some massive teams, not just in pot one but in pot two and three as well. It’s a joy to be in this competition, the fans deserve it and it’s where this club needs to be.
“I’m kind of lost for words for the achievement of reaching the group stage. We’ve lost the best part of £20m worth of talent but to still produce that sort of performance and intensity for 90 minutes is credit to what this squad is all about.”
The entire complexion of last night’s match turned in Celtic’s favour with the opening goal coming from a well rehearsed move.
“I do that in training all the time,” Commons stated, recalling how he took the ball from Samaras before slamming home the opening goal. “The hard thing is trying to get Sammy off the ball!
“I tried it in the first leg, I tried it at Aberdeen, I try it every week. Anywhere within 30 yards with a sight of goal I’ll fancy my chances of hitting the target and making the keeper work.
“I thought that their keeper was a little bit too far towards his left hand post which left a big gap to aim for. For me it was ideal and I got a good strike in.
“I’ve been preparing for the match since last week, I’ve not trained or kicked a ball, and I was literally wheeled out to see how it went.
“Before James scored I had three bags of ice on my leg but when the ball hit the back of the net they went flying and I was away running towards him!”