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Boerrigter is a believer as Celtic set sights on Euro glory win over Milan.

DERK Boerrigter believes Celtic showed on Saturday that they have the qualities to beat AC Milan in their crunch Champions League game at Parkhead tonight.

The Hoops displayed their never-say-die spirit once again with a 3-1 win against Aberdeen, with the Dutch forward grabbing his first goal in green and white since his PS3million signing from Ajax in the summer.

After Niall McGinn had cancelled out Kris Commons' opener for the home side it looked like Neil Lennon's men would be facing the Rosseneri on the back of a draw.

However, Boerrigter pounced from close range in the first minute of added time before Commons grabbed a second to extend the Hoops' unbeaten Scottish Premiership run to 13 games.

Celtic's European campaign, though, is proving more problematic.

They are bottom of Group H with three points from four games and, with a trip to face Barcelona in their final fixture next month, the Scottish champions need to beat AC Milan to have a realistic chance of reaching the last 16 for the second successive season.

Boerrigter, 27, who believes he has almost fully recovered from an ankle injury which has curtailed his Hoops career, believes it can be done.

"Yeah I think so," he said. "We are playing at home, we will have the fans behind us and there is quality in the team.

"We have to play our own game and (if we do) we can win.

"It is good that we can be patient and have the qualities to score goals right through to the final minutes."


Celtic's Derk Boerrigter is in confident mood ahead of Celtic's huge Champions League test against AC Milan
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 26, 2013
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