SEK IT TO 'EM; Attila Wants to Pile on the Agony for Struggling Celts

By Gregg, Gavin | The Mirror (London, England), August 18, 1997 | Go to article overview

SEK IT TO 'EM; Attila Wants to Pile on the Agony for Struggling Celts


Gregg, Gavin, The Mirror (London, England)


Attila Sekerlioglu is desperate to see more misery heaped on Celtic - but he hasn't turned into Attila the Hun.

The Austrian ace will be at Parkhead next week cheering on his old team FC Tirol in the UEFA Cup qualifier second leg.

And he hopes that, by then, he and his St Johnstone team-mates will already have dumped Wim Jansen's side out of the Coca-Cola Cup and taken three points off them in the league.

Saints take on Celtic in a televised Coca-Cola Cup third round match at McDiarmid Park tomorrow night.

And Attila said: "I know St Johnstone can beat Celtic.

"They will be favourites but they normally are.

"We were all surprised that they were beaten by Dunfermline

"But Celtic are going through a little nightmare.

"Dunfermline deserved their victory and could have won by more - Celtic made many mistakes at the back.

"They are going through a bad time but, at the same time, the club have brought in so many new players and they are still getting to know each other.

"It's hard to say if we are catching Celtic at the right time.

"They are a good team and they could hit us with a backlash or it could work the other way."

St Johnstone beat Motherwell 1-0 at Fir Park at the weekend and are more interested in three points from next Saturday's league meeting with Celtic in Perth than the cup.

Attila said: "Celtic will want to kill us off so that they can say sorry to their supporters.

"But the Premier Division is much more important to St Johnstone, the Coca-Cola Cup is more fun. …

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