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Blame Celtic Comeback On YouTube

Blame Celtic Comeback On YouTube

Dundee United can blame the YouTube website for Celtic's Boxing Day comeback, after Shunsuke Nakamura admitted his goal was inspired by footage of a similar goal he saw on the site.

Goals for David Robertson & Collin Samuel had given Craig Levein`s side a 2-0 lead with only 15minutes remaining, but a goal from Darren O'Dea threw Celtic a lifeline in the 78th minute and set the stage for Nakamura`s wonder goal.

After receiving a pass from Derek Riordan, Nakamura cheekily chipped United keeper Derek Stillie from 18-yards.

"The reason I tried to do what I did at the goal was because I saw someone else do exactly the same on the internet," said Nakamura.

"I saw footage on YouTube of a player, chip the goalkeeper from that position and I thought I would try to do the same if I got the chance because it was a goal I really liked."

"I was happy I was able to do the same and score."

Gordon Strachan called Nakamura a genius after the match, but the Japanese star doesn`t agree with his manager`s claims.

"I don't think I'm a genius. Ronaldinho is a genius. I believe I'm only playing at 50 per cent of what I can do," said Nakamura.

"It was disappointing just to draw the game with Dundee United. We needed to win the match and, while the team worked hard, we only looked like scoring in the last 20 minutes."

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Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Thursday December 28 2006
Time: 1:18PM

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