Video: “I have no doubt that the result will be in our favour,” Caitlin Hayes on playing FC Minsk in Champions League

A modest Caitlin Hayes played down the quality of her remarkable goal against Levante in midweek in Celtic’s debut match in the Women’s Champions, admitting she just hit the ball as hard as she could in the general direction of the Spanish side’s goals and was surprised and delighted that the ball ended up in the top corner of the opposition’s net!

Celtic are back in action on Saturday morning against FC Minsk and the match is live on Premier Sports 1 from 10.55pm and the goal this time is for Celtic to get their first ever Champions League

“As long as we control what we can with effort, passion and everything that we work on in training week in, week out, then I have no doubt that the result will be in our favour,” Caitlin said. “We are so excited to have another opportunity to leave Norway with a Champions League win, which is what we came here to do.”

And Fran Alonso also outlined his thoughts on Celtic’s second Champions League game this week. “I’m looking forward to seeing how much stronger we’ll be tomorrow. I think we are going to see a team that is going to fight even harder if that’s even possible, as we are already very good at competing.

“We were able to compete against Levante, so in terms of confidence, we know if we can compete against them, we can do so against any team in the world.

“We are so excited to have another opportunity to leave Norway with a Champions League win, which is what we came here to do.

“The things we learnt against Levante we can put in practice tomorrow and get a win against a team that is very experienced in the competition,” Fran said. “It’s only our second game, it’s all about growth and development – this is where we belong. It’ll be a 50/50 game. Hopefully we will be the best on the day and we will get the win.

“If we play our best football, we will give ourselves the best chance to win a Champions League game, which we all dream about.”

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