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Diego Laxalt urges Celtic to bounce back against parent club AC Milan

Celtic v Rangers – Scottish Premiership – Celtic Park
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Diego Laxalt wants Celtic to bounce back from their Old Firm defeat when they take on his parent club AC Milan in the Europa League.

The Uruguay wing-back made his debut on loan from the Serie A giants in the home 2-0 Premiership loss to Rangers on Saturday.

Speaking through an interpreter, the 27-year-old looked forward to the Group H opener at Parkhead on Thursday night against a side he knows well and who sit at the top of the Italian league with four wins out of four.

He said: “Obviously it feels bad like any defeat and especially worse in a derby but we’ve got a great chance to play again and make things right.

“We have got to have faith and believe in each other and we are looking forward to a great battle.

“Everybody I met told me what the Rangers game was going to be like, how important it is for everybody.

“I understood all that but again I am just looking forward and we have a great chance to put things right against a really good team.

“Everyone can see the games globally now. Everyone knows what Milan are like. They are obviously having a great season but every game is different and we will be looking to bounce back.

“Every team has its weaknesses, I don’t need to tell the staff here how AC Milan play.

“We are well prepared. Our coach has told us exactly how he wants us to play. We also have a great coach and we are looking forward to how it is going to work out.”