Chris Sutton says that Celtic are not scared of anybody in the UEFA Cup draw, after last night's 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. "I don't think it really matters. There will be some very tough sides who fell out of the Champions League so it will be tough whoever we get. On our day we can be more than a match for anybody, but when we're not as we weren't in the first leg then we did struggle against Blackburn so we will see what happens," said the former Blackburn striker.
With Celtic joining teams like Champions League drop-outs Liverpool in the third round draw, Blackburn Rovers boss Graeme Souness said the Scottish champions played like a "proper European team".
Sutton believes that Celtic did themselves justice after a poor performance in the first leg at Celtic Park, which they won 1-0. "We don't have anything to prove to anybody other than ourselves. Whoever we will get we will do the best to beat them. Everybody went on about the `Battle of Britain', but for the players it didn't matter at all. England or Scotland, it's more of a media thing. We can only prepare ourselves as well as we can for whoever we play. We know we didn't play well in the first leg.
"That's up to the individuals who made those comments. If you make comments like that then they can come back to haunt you and you can get egg on your face. But I don't think that motivated us any more. We go out in every game and prepare in the best way we possibly can and do our best. We did that and fortunately we played well. That's the nature of the game. People are quick to jump on the bandwagon about Scottish football and how Rangers and Celtic would do in the Premiership. But we can only get on and do well in the SPL and do the best we can in Europe.
"We did well last night, but that's just one game. Blackburn played better than us in the first leg and we accepted that, but we thoroughly deserved to win last night," he added.
Filed by Greg McKevitt