Celtic conjure Kaka plan
Celtic have revealed their strategy for stopping Milan ace Kaka in the UEFA Champions League.
By Peter Fraser
Last Updated: 04/12/07 9:08am
Celtic have revealed their strategy for stopping Milan ace Kaka as the Bhoys bid to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League knock-out phase.
The Scottish champions go into Tuesday night's clash with Milan at the San Siro requiring only one point to qualify from Group D.
However, if Celtic are to earn the draw they require they will be forced to stop the influential Milan play maker Kaka, who recently received the 2007 Ballon d'Or.
And Celtic defender Gary Caldwell is expecting help from his team-mates in order to halt the European Footballer of the Year.
"I don't think one man can do it," said Caldwell.
"There is nobody in the world who is able to stop him using just man-to-man marking.
"We have got to find a strategy as a team to stop him and keep the ball away from him."
Celtic have a less then impressive away record in the Champions League and, having failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 32 fixtures on their travels, Caldwell is keen to address the statistic.
"Having read the stats, it has been too long since we kept a clean sheet away and, as defenders, we have got to do something about it," Caldwell added.
Meanwhile, Kaka - who lifted the Champions League trophy with Milan last season - is also in a determined mood and is hoping to replicate the success of the last campaign.
"I hope to end the year in splendid fashion," said Kaka. "My main determination now is to win again what I have already won up to now."