McDonald's victory aim

Playing for a draw is 'dangerous' - McDonald

McDonald: Positive thinking

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Celtic striker Scott McDonald is going for gold against Milan in the San Siro next week.

The Hoops travel to Milan needing just a draw to qualify for the UEFA Champions League knock-out phase from Group D.

But McDonald is thinking positively and wants to win the game, which would then see Celtic knock Milan off the top of the table.

This may be wishful thinking as back in March, before McDonald joined from Motherwell, Celtic were knocked-out of last season's competition in the last 16 by Kaka's extra-time solo strike.


But McDonald is undaunted by the challenge of the San Siro, saying: "We have been close many times but we are not going to go there looking for a draw. We're going to go looking for a win.

"If we win the game we finish top of the section.

"People might think that is a funny way to look at things but if you ask any player or manager, looking for a draw is playing a dangerous game.

"You have to go out, be positive and hopefully nick a goal.

"We do need to try to stop them because they are at home and have some special players, so it is going to be tough."


Celtic have responded well after losing their opening game away to Shakhtar Donetsk, and are up to second in the table after home victories over Milan, Benfica and Shakhtar at 'Fortress Celtic Park'.

Shakhtar could still qualify above Celtic if they beat Benfica and the Hoops lose in Milan, but McDonald is remaining positive.

He added: "When you lose the first one, people write you off. But we always believed we could win our games and we've done it again at 'Fortress Celtic Park' with three wins."