James Forrest believes that everyone at Celtic is brimming with confidence following the start to the campaign and can win in Israel on Tuesday.

Celtic head to Israel with a 5-2 first leg lead ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Hapoel Be’er Sheva but James Forrest insists his side remains focused on finishing the job (Celtic 2/9 – Scottish Premiership Outright).

The Parkhead club secured a 4-2 win at St Johnstone on Saturday and Forrest feels it is important they try and maintain a winning run despite their three-goal advantage.

Celtic are bidding to return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign and Forrest is upbeat on his side’s chances ahead of the second leg.

“Confidence is going through the full team just now since the start of pre-season. We’re kicking on and hopefully we can take that confidence into Tuesday night,” Forrest said.

“I just think since day one of pre-season it has been hard training and everybody has been benefiting from it – fitness and football-wise as well.

“The more games we play we can kick on from there and I think we did that today. This is a hard place to come to and get three points.

“We had a good performance on Wednesday and had a good result. Everyone wanted to play and come here because it is still important to get the three points and keep the momentum going for Tuesday night.”

Celtic are available at 2/1 to win at the Turner Stadium on Tuesday, while a win for Hapoel Be’er Sheva is 7/5 and a draw can be backed at 5/2.

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Odds subject to change.

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