Celtic can beat Braga says Ledley

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Celtic new boy Joe Ledley insists his Champions League dream is not yet over despite the Hoops losing 3-0 away to Braga in their third qualifying round first leg.

The Bosman from Cardiff was enticed to Parkhead this summer with the prospect of playing at the top level of European club competition.

However, Celtic are on the brink of crashing out of this season's Champions League already after a disastrous result in Portugal.

Ledley, though, is adamant he can help inspire Neil Lennon's new-look side to an unlikely second-leg comeback.

"We didn't plan it to be that way and we are disappointed because we just didn't play well," he told the Scottish Sun.

"It was one of those days and we conceded three sloppy goals from set-plays, but the first definitely wasn't a penalty.

"Maybe it had something to do with a number of new players being in the side, but it has to go down to the performance in the end. It wasn't good enough.

"Perhaps the new guys haven't gelled so well, but we did okay in the friendly games.

"We just have to go into the home game and try to get three or four goals. We have to pick ourselves up.

"They are beatable. We just have to attack them from the off.

"The Champions League is one of the main reasons I came here and everyone wants to play in it.

"We know we can perform much better than that.

"It is only half-time, if you like, and anything can happen in the next 90 minutes.

"I believe in my ability. I had the chance to go to other clubs, but I came here to win trophies and play in the Champions League. I really hope to do that with Celtic."

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