Celtic: Vasilis Barkas excited for this dream Champions League match

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Vasilis Barkas of Celtic wants to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League

As the Champions League is on the horizon, it proves to be an exciting time for Celtic fans across the globe. So much so, even goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas knows how much it would mean to him to achieve Champions League glory. As he continues to hone his craft, nothing would beat actually going up against one of his idols in a match.

It’s no secret that Barkas grew up idolizing Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich. The way he plays, so focused, determined, and confident, is something Barkas has looked up to for such a long time. Now with the Champions League about to be in full swing, it would be a golden opportunity to see Barkas face Neuer as their teams do their best to continue advancing.

In an article written by Craig Swan of the Daily Record, here is what Barkas said about the potential match:

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"“That’s what football is all about, when you see your idol up close and play against him. Maybe I’ll meet him again playing in the Champions League with Celtic. I want to win 10 in-a-row and help us get into the Champions League. That’s what I want.”"

One can only admire Barkas for how much he respects Neuer but also sticks with the task at hand involving his club. At this point in time, things are looking good for Celtic as they have a very strong bench ready to step in and take care of business. Combine that with all the other talent they have on their starting lineup, Celtic has what it takes to go the distance.

It would be quite the sight to see a Celtic vs. Bayern Munich Champions League match, especially in watching which goalkeeper would outperform the other when it matters most. In what would be a classic showdown between an up and coming goalkeeper and a savvy veteran, will make all sorts of incredible headlines leading up to such a match.

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Overall, it’s great to see Barkas look up to an idol in Neuer as this year’s Champions League season will prove to be a great one. Hopefully, once it’s all in the books, Celtic will be champions and it’ll be Barkas leading the way to become the next Neuer. One can only dream of such Celtic results.