Barcelona forward Pedro believes Wednesday night's clash with Celtic will be a tough encounter

Pedro: Barcelona forward is preparing for a tough game against Celtic on Wednesday night

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Barcelona midfielder Pedro is preparing himself for a tough game on Wednesday night as his team travel to Celtic in the UEFA Champions League.

The Spanish forward, 25, is readying himself for a battle at Parkhead, as Barca look to all but secure qualification to the knockout stages of the competition.

After defeating the Scottish champions two weeks ago, thanks to a late Jordi Alba goal, he is well aware of how hard it will be to take anything away from Glasgow.

Barcelona are the only side to beat Celtic in the Champions League at Celtic Park, but the Bhoys will be looking to celebrate their 125th anniversary in style by toppling the Catalan giants.

Boosted by a spirited performance in the reverse fixture, Celtic have promised a more attacking style of play on Wednesday, determined to come away with all three points.

"It will not be easy to win in Glasgow, but we are very prepared for the match, especially because Celtic need the points," said Pedro.

"It was a hard-fought victory at the Nou Camp but in the end, the best team got the three points.

"If we get the win in Glasgow we have practically qualified to the next round and this is a big motivation for us.

"The danger at Celtic? That we don't play to our full potential and Celtic take advantage of this so the key for us is to control possession and therefore the game.

"The injuries we have aren't damaging to us, sure, we miss players but here at Barcelona we have a squad full of excellent players.

"To play in an atmosphere like Parkhead is more attractive for any player and I have always loved playing in Britain. It is a pure passion for football."