Mulgrew ready for challenge
Charlie Mulgrew claims playing against Barcelona midfielders Xavi and Andres Iniesta for Celtic has given him the confidence to face anyone.
The Scotland midfielder is in confident mood as he looks ahead to next Tuesday night's final 2014 World Cup Group A qualifier against Croatia at Hampden.
Mulgrew found himself up against two of the best midfielders in the world when Celtic lost 1-0 to Barca in their Champions League clash at Parkhead and he feels that will help him against Croatia.
Mulgrew said: "Different players pose different challenges and playing against the types of players I played against last week, Xavi and Iniesta, the challenge with them is to get a kick of the ball.
"But it gives you a lot of confidence and you have to take that into
"Playing against Croatia, there is Luka Modric and other players like that who are world class.
"That (playing against Xavi and Iniesta) can only help and give you the belief that you can compete with these types of players, hopefully do well and get results.
"In the last couple of games I have played in centre midfield for club and country with Scott Brown but I don't know what the manager is thinking for the Croatia game, we will have to wait and see."