Celtic: John Guidetti targets hat-trick against Rangers

John Guidetti
Swedish striker John Guidetti has failed to score in his last six games

Celtic striker John Guidetti has set his sights on a hat-trick against Rangers when the sides meet in the League Cup semi-final on 1 February.

The Swede has not hit the net in his last six domestic games but he is already targeting a treble at Hampden.

When asked if he believed he will score at Hampden, Guidetti said: "I fancy three. That is what I did against Ajax when I was with Feyenoord and that's the aim this time.

"Big games are what I love the most."

On-loan Manchester City hitman Guidetti scored 11 times in 12 games after joining the Scottish champions in the summer.

And despite his recent goal drought, he remains full of belief in his own ability.

"My confidence is fantastic," added the 22-year-old, who limped out of Saturday's 1-0 friendly defeat to PSV Eindhoven in Gran Canaria.

John Guidetti
John Guidetti had to go off with a thigh problem in the friendly against PSV Eindhoven on Saturday

"The best strikers in the world can go 16 or 17 games without a goal. People want to make a massive thing about going six games without a goal.

"It's not a massive thing for me. Diego Costa went four games without a goal a few weeks ago and no-one mentioned it - but when John Guidetti does the same it's the biggest thing in the world.

"I take it as a compliment. People think if I don't score then something must be wrong in the world. But let's be honest, with a bit of luck I could have scored eight goals in those six games.

"It happens. I had a bicycle kick that I scored but it was ruled out when it wasn't offside. Once they start coming, they will come thick and fast, I know it."