Cardiff City's Tony Watt wants to move on from Barcelona goal

Tony Watt scoring for Celtic against Barcelona in 2012
Tony Watt left Celtic for Belgian side Standard Liege in 2014 before joining Charlton in January 2015

Tony Watt hopes his loan spell at Cardiff City can help prove he is more than a one-hit wonder having scored against Barcelona in 2012.

The Scot, 21, famously struck Celtic's second goal in their 2-1 win over Barcelona during the 2012 Champions League when he was 18-years-old.

But having joined Cardiff on loan from Charlton, Watt hopes to move on.

"I don't think I've had an interview without being asked about that goal," he said.

"It's my boyhood club and I scored a massive goal for them but that's three years ago now. That's more than half my professional career - it's probably three times my professional career.

"I just want to prove I can do it elsewhere and this is a massive club so hopefully I can do it here.

"It would be good to focus everybody's attention away from that goal."

Tony Watt
Tony Watt scored for Charlton when they beat Cardiff 2-1 in March 2015

Watt has scored three times in 15 appearances this season and was in the Charlton team that lost 2-1 at Cardiff on 26 September.

The 21-year-old former Celtic and Standard Liege forward joins a Bluebirds attack currently struggling for goals.

Cardiff have found the net only 17 times in 17 Championship games this season, and lie ninth in the table.

Watt has initially joined Russell Slade's side until January, but the Scotland under-21 international is eager to make a lasting impression.

"I want to be here as long as I can. I wouldn't have come if I didn't have any ambitions beyond the eight weeks. I want to cement a place," he added.

"We want to fight to go up and a team like Cardiff deserve to be in the Premier League.

"I looked at the table before I came and the play-off spots are not far away. Hopefully we can push on.

"I have got thoughts of staying beyond the loan. Hopefully I can score goals here."

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