Celtic’s Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose
Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, has promised that he will stop Lionel Messi in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League clash between his Glasgow Celtic FC and Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Celtic are second in Group G with four points behind leaders Barcelona, who have won their first two games.
The Scottish giants beat Spartak Moscow of Russia 3-2 in Moscow and were held to a draw by Benfica of Portugal at home.
Ambrose, who scored his first goal for the Scottish champions at the weekend, told MTNFootball.com that Celtic are prepared to stop Barcelona at Camp Nou and he would personally keep his eyes on Messi to stop him from scoring.
"The team have prepared well for the Barcelona game and we are in good form,” said Ambrose, who left behind his passport at home before he eventually retrieved it on Monday to join the rest of the squad on the flight to Spain.
“Personally, I will do my best to see that I stop Messi from scoring goals against us, but getting good result in the game is the priority and that would be a collective effort from the team.”
For the final of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Ambrose was an unused substitute as Messi conjured his magic to deny Nigeria a second Olympic gold.
However, the big central defender came face-to-face with the Argentina genius last year September, when the South Americans avenged a 4-1 loss they suffered at the hands of the Eagles in Abuja.