Tuesday, 2 October 2012

EMENIKE ready to silent noisy AMBROSE

Emmanuel Emenike will battle Efe Ambrose, while Mikel said Chelsea will win at Nordjaellend as UEFA Champions League action resumes Tuesday.

Emenike’s Spartak Moscow welcome Celtic, who are most likely to hand Ambrose his champions League debut on Tuesday.

Ex-Fenerbahce of Turkey front man Emenike, who was a torn in the flesh of Barcelona Camp Nou on the opening day of the Champions League, has told MTNFootball.com that they are set to build on their display in Spain when they host Celtic.

"We played well against Barca though we lost, we are set to build on that good display and I believe if we can be more ruthless in front of goal to beat Celtic,” the Nigeria striker said.

“We just have to dominate possession and be more clinical in our finishing, take our chances in the
game. We need victory in this match to put ourselves back on track.”

He further said the top Russian club would not underrate Celtic.

"We are not underrating Celtic because we know they are a good team and we expect a tough battle from them." Emenike said.

"I have the confidence that we will qualify to the next stage of the competition, but that journey starts now. As usual, I wish to score in this game as a striker. But I am not desperate for goals because what is most important now is victory for my team. "

Celtic new signing Ambrose told MTNFootball.com that they hope to get a result in Moscow.
Efe, who only make the bench in the match day one, said he is looking forward to his Champions League debut after playing three domestic games for his Scottish club. 

"It is not going to be an easy game because Spartak are a strong team. We are also a good team and we will take the battle to them. We will do our best and hope for a result in Moscow,” he said.

“This will be my first appearance in the UEFA Champions League. I hope to make good use of my chances by helping Celtic get a good result."

Champions Chelsea will also be guests of Nordsjaellend and Eagles midfielder Mikel told MTNFootball.com they will not take the Danish champions lightly as they gun for their first victory in Group E.

"We are taking the game against the Danish team very seriously. We need victory in this game after we failed to beat Juventus in first game,” he said.

“Victory is crucial for us even though we are not going to disrespect or underrate them because they won the league in Denmark. They are a good side as no bad team can be champions anywhere. We are going there for outright victory because that is what we need."

The Stamford Bridge outfit let a two-goal lead slip against Juventus on match day One to draw 2-2 at home, while Nordsjaellend were beaten 2-0 by Shakhtar Donetsk, who currently lead the group.

Chelsea’s only trip to Denmark in the past was against FC Copenhagen in the 2010/11 season when they won 2-0 in a Round of 16 tie in the Champions League.

Nordsjaellend are featuring in the prestigious Champions League for the first time after winning their first-ever Danish Superliga title in dramatic fashion last season.

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