RYAN CHRISTIE says that Celtic have taken their humiliating home defeat to Sparta Prague personally as they look to avenge the 4-1 reverse in the Czech Republic tomorrow night.

The attacker believes that Celtic have something to prove after a hugely disappointing start to their Europa League campaign, having picked up just a solitary point from their opening three matches.

He says that the Scottish champions still believe they can qualify from their section though, and he is aiming to get their bid for the knockout stages back on track with a revenge victory over Sparta Prague.

“We’ve got a bit of a personal vendetta about the way the game at Parkhead went so we want to put that right,” Christie said.

“We’ve been frustrated with our form in Europe right now. The gaffer has mentioned it a couple of times and we want to put that right starting on Thursday night.

“I want to be there for that reason. Absolutely. We want to prove ourselves in Europe.

“It felt like we fell one short last season against Copenhagen. It felt like we could have gone an extra couple of rounds.

“Last year we did very well in the group and every season we want to prove ourselves in Europe. We’re still looking to do the same this year and that means going out and getting results against these teams.”

Christie was brought down to earth with something of a bump at the weekend after his recent Scotland heroics as Celtic left it late to salvage a point against Hibernian, falling 11 points behind Rangers at the top of the Premiership table in the process.

He says that his mind is now fully on club business as he looks to help his side claw back that deficit.

“It was a very quick turnaround for [the Hibs] game so you don’t really get to sit back and enjoy it,” he said. “You need to keep pushing forward.

“That’s the frustrating thing for me. I wanted to come back to Celtic and get a win to keep that winning feeling going.

“It was an amazing week with what we achieved but obviously that goes in the cupboard now and will come around next summer and will take care of itself. For me it’s back to business.”