Champions League: Teemu Pukki hopes to make Celtic impact

Teemu Pukki scors for Celtic against Hearts

Celtic striker Teemu Pukki is eager to feature in Wednesday's Champions League group opener against AC Milan after marking his debut with a goal.

The Finn came off the bench to head Celtic's third in

"It is a big thing for me to play again in the Champions League," said Pukki.

"Last year, I also played with Schalke but not as a starting player. So I'm hoping to play a lot of games in the Champions League."

Pukki is hopeful of a good showing in Europe, with

"I have only been here two days so I don't know everyone, but I think we've a very good squad and I think we have a good chance," said the 23-year-old.

"It is not such an easy group, but of course we believe in ourselves and we're looking to go through."

Manager Neil Lennon completed a deal for Pukki on transfer deadline day, having lost the previous three seasons' top scorer Gary Hooper to Norwich City earlier in the summer.

"I hope to score a lot of goals," added 26-times capped Pukki.

"I did not see him play very much, Gary Hooper, but I heard he scored a lot of goals. We also have other strikers here who can score, so it is not only my job.

"It's always good to score and a good result as well.

"It is a good league. A very physical game. It was not an easy game for us, but we got a good result."

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