Celtic's Georgios Samaras ready for more following Champions League win in Moscow
Celtic's Georgios Samaras is relishing the chance to face some of Europe's top sides after defeating Spartak Moscow.
Last Updated: 03/10/12 3:53pm
Samaras helped Celtic knock Dynamo Moscow out of the qualifying rounds of the tournament in Moscow three years ago and conjured up a similar moment of magic in the Russian capital on Tuesday night.
And the Greek international is now chasing more success despite the side initially setting a target of reaching the group stages.
"We are already successful because we have reached our target," said Samaras.
"Our target was to reach the group stages of the Champions League and we did that by beating two really good teams in Helsinki and Helsingborgs.
"Benfica and Barcelona play in the Champions League every year and Spartak Moscow are in it most years, so it is not easy, but we have the chance to be competitive now and we want to win the games.
"All games are 50/50, so if we take our chances, you never know what will happen in football.
"It will be difficult to beat Barcelona or to get a draw with them but even if that doesn't happen we will fight for second position.
"And if that doesn't come then we mustn't forget that third position gets you into the Europa League. It is so good to have European football and even better to have it after Christmas."