Despite being eliminated, Rodgers is happy

MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Brendan Rodgers speaks during a Celtic FC press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Bayern Muenchen at Fussball Arena Muenchen on October 17, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

It was the last chance for Celtic to turn the situation in the Champions League group around but they failed as they lost 2-1 to Bayern Munich at home. Despite that, Brendan Rodgers was happy with the fact that his players were competitive at the highest level.

It’s for sure now – there is no mathematical chance for Celtic to go through and they have to go along with the fact that PSG and Bayern were simply better. But the manager of the Scottish champions can see the signs of improvement as his side were able to cause a couple of problems for the German giant.

The former Liverpool coach seemed to be happy with his side’s performance as he said, according to BBC“We want to get there playing a level of football that can allow you to go as far as you possibly can. We showed in our performance that we’re improving at the highest level.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Artak Dashyan of Alashkert vies with Mikey Johnston of Celtic during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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The Celtic attacker scored both goals to give his team a 2-1 win over Hearts and win the Scottish Cup.

The first goal of the match was scored after a terrible mistake by Boyata but Rodgers was more angry about the second one: “We’ve got to deal with it. We got good pressure on the goalkeeper, positioning is good on our defensive line and we’ve got to head it, it’s as simple as that. I’m more disappointed we didn’t deal with the header. It comes through and I haven’t seen it, so not sure if it was a handball or not. It’s disappointing, given how well we played – the level of composure and quality, I was very proud of the team. We caused them lots of problems.”

The Celtic coach knows that Bayern are far better and he was happy with his team’s effort: “Individually, they are world class. You get punished at this level, but overall we looked like a proper team and developing at that level. So, many positives from the game.”


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