Caldwell - We can bounce back
Gary Caldwell insists Celtic can still qualify for the knock-out stages of the UEFA Champions League
By Pete Oliver
Last Updated: 18/09/08 5:10pm
Celtic defender Gary Caldwell insists the Scottish champions can recover from the shock of drawing at home to Group E minnows Aalborg to qualify for the knock-out stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Celtic were held to a 0-0 draw by the Danish champions on Wednesday night after Barry Robson missed a penalty.
And Gordon Strachan's men may now have to win away from home for the first time ever in the competition if they are to progress.
"We still believe we can come back and qualify from the group so there are no negative thoughts in anyone's mind," said Caldwell.
"It's a result we wouldn't have wanted to start with but we take it and move on.
"We are all still on the same points with Manchester United and Villarreal drawing so we have to go into the away games and show that we are capable and show that we are good enough to win away from home in this competition."
Celtic's next two games in the Champions League are away to Villarreal and Manchester United but Caldwell is undaunted by the challenge.
Get it right
He added: "It's difficult. The club has never done it before, but we believe we can and hopefully this year we do.
"We have to stay in the game longer. Too many times we go away from home and the game is finished before it has started. We have to show our confidence and more patience on the ball.
"We know what we have to do. We have more experience in the competition and hopefully this year will be the year we get it right."