Midfielder Alex Song has talked up the 'special atmosphere' at Celtic Park ahead of Barcelona's Champions League tie there tomorrow.

The Cameroonian was the man put forward to speak to the Press by the Catalan club today, and recalled contesting a Champions League qualifier at the Glasgow arena when he was still an Arsenal player.

“I played here two years ago and I know that there is a special atmosphere at this stadium. But we have to get the three points.”

Song was also quizzed on his relationship with boss Tito Vilanova and his exclusion from the recent Clasico against Real Madrid.

“It is very important that the technician communicates with me. I've only been here three months, and every day I try to improve.

“Everyone wants to play a game like the Clasico but I was not disappointed. The Coach selects the players to win the game, and that is important.”

Finally the 25-year-old gave his thoughts on the Ballon d'Or and the African Golden Ball – which he has been short listed for at the expense of old rival Samuel Eto'o.

“My Ballon d'Or vote would go to [Lionel] Messi, Xavi [Hernandez] and [Andres] Iniesta.

“Samuel has opinions but in the end my name is on the list. I look at the paper and see me.”

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