Miku hopes Celtic can shock Barcelona in the Champions League

Miku: Celtic striker is hoping to pull off a shock against Barcelona in the Champions League

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Miku insists Celtic will be going out to beat Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League and is hoping to pull off a shock in the Nou Camp.

Barcelona are overwhelming favourites to win Tuesday's Group G encounter, but are likely to be forced into playing Alex Song and Javier Mascherano at centre-back.

Striker Miku, who is on loan at Celtic from Getafe, hopes Barcelona's injury problems could give Neil Lennon's side a chance of causing a major upset.

He said: "Celtic is a team who have to win our games in the Scottish Premier League. When we don't it is terrible, I felt that the first day I came here.

"We will go into this game with the same mentality - to win, win, win. We have a very good manager and he always speaks about the mentality.

"We will go on to that pitch tomorrow with the same feeling. It will be a difficult game but we want to win.

"They have a couple of injuries and that might give us a chance to do something."

The Venezuela striker, who joined the Parkhead club in the summer, is looking forward to coming up against old foe Lionel Messi, who scored a hat-trick in Barcelona's 5-4 win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday night.

He said: "In the past I have played against Barcelona and I have felt everything because I have won, I have lost and I have drawn.

"They are difficult games and I think they are the best team in the world just now and (in Messi) have the best player in the world just now.

"When you think of Barcelona it is not only Messi, if he does not have a good day they still have a lot of good players so tomorrow we have to be careful of everybody."