Wednesday February 6 2013
Pirlo’s Juve ready for Celtic

Celtic Park will hold no fear for Andrea Pirlo or his Juventus teammates when the Champions League resumes this month.

Juve will travel to Glasgow in the first leg of their last 16 tie and the Italian international is in confident mood.

“I'm sure the noise from the Celtic fans will be crazy, but that will only make us more determined to go into battle,” the playmaker noted.

“We have players who have won the World Cup and Champions League, so we are used to intimidating games.

“I know that Celtic Park will be like a gladiator arena, but we're ready. We are prepared for whatever Celtic have to offer.”

The Scottish giants did catch the eye earlier in the competition when they defeated Spanish outfit Barcelona.

“We saw that they beat Barca in Glasgow, but we are prepared to adapt maybe more than Barcelona did,” the former Milan man added.

“We know Barcelona play fantastic football, but Celtic frustrated them. Whatever way Celtic want to play, we are ready for them.

“If they want to play football, we'll play football. But if they want to battle, we are ready to go to battle.”