That would take the tie to extra time when Strachan is confident his former side would prevail.
The Parkhead club suffered an unexpected defeat by the Kazakh side in Tuesday's first leg, a result which conjured images of the 5-0 defeat by Artmedia Bratislava which Celtic suffered under Strachan in 2005. The Glasgow side then won the home leg 4-0 to go out on aggregate, but the Scotland manager maintained Celtic should take a calm approach to turning the tie around. "You don't think about winning 3-0, you think you have 90 minutes to get to 2-0 then you've got extra-time," said Strachan. "Then you try and win the game. Don't think three at the moment, think two. Then you think 'we will go into extra-time'."