‘It’s a chance’ - Celtic opponent believes in a Champions League miracle

By John Reid

July 30, 2019

Despite Celtic holding a commanding 5-0 leg from the first leg, Nomme Kalju captain Maximiliano Ugge still thinks that his side can pull off a Champions League miracle in the second leg of the tie.

One goal for the Hoops in Estonia would end the tie as a contest, if it isn’t finished already. However, Ugge hasn’t given up hope just yet.

“Anything can happen in football. I hope to score five goals, maybe even six” he said, as reported by the Evening Times.

“We can do better”

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“I believe we can do better, both personally and as a team, and it’s a chance for us to show that.”

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Those are commendable words from the Kalju skipper. However, it would take one of the worst Celtic performances of all time to allow the Estonian side back into the tie.

Manager will pick relatively strong side

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However, that does not mean that Celtic will be taking the fixture for granted. It would not be surprising to see Neil Lennon pick a strong side.

The Hoops boss will want to get an early goal to get the tie finished beyond any reasonable doubt. That does not mean he will not treat Kalju with respect though.

Still, despite Ugge’s comments it should be a relatively straightforward game for the Hoops. Questions will need to be asked if it turns into a struggle, but the chances of that happening are slim.