Last Updated: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:50
Former Celtic star Stiliyan Petrov says the club have nothing to fear in the Champions League despite being placed in a tough group.
The Hoops have been drawn against Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax in a fearsome looking Group H, meaning they face an uphill task if they are to repeat their heroics of last season, when they reached the knock-out stages.
Petrov, though, thinks their displays in the competition last year, which included a famous 2-1 win over Barcelona, should stand them in good stead this time round.
The former Bulgaria international, who played for Celtic between 1999 and 2006, has backed his old side to push their more illustrious European opponents all the way.
"It's a good group but Celtic should be very confident. They have beaten these big sides before and I don't think it will be a problem," said the 34-year-old.
"They are capable of beating the likes of Barcelona again, especially here at Celtic Park.
"Every team that comes here can expect to have the crowd on their backs. They will never have experienced anything like that.
"Every player who has played here say the crowd is so intimidating so Celtic will fancy their chances of going through."
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