Brendan Rodgers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 02: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the League Cup Trophy as his team won 1-0 over Aberdeen during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he is disappointed with his team’s performance against Motherwell but defends decision to make seven changes.

The former Liverpool manager made changes to the team that defeated Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final last weekend, with the likes of Johnny Hayes and Christian Gamboa coming into the starting lineup at the expense of James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard.

It looked like the Scottish Premiership champions were heading back to the top of the league after Ryan Christie opened the scoring with a goal in the first-half, but a missed Leigh Griffiths penalty came back to haunt them after Denny Johnson scored a brilliant equalizer for Motherwell.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Connor McAleny of Kilmarnock vies with Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic during he Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park on February 17, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ajer over the moon following dramatic Celtic victory

The Norwegian footballer was happy his side defeated Kilmarnock 1-0 at Rugby Park, on Sunday's Scottish Premier League fixture.

Speaking to reporters after the full-time whistle, Rodgers wasn’t pleased, but insisted he had no regrets.

“If you don’t take opportunities in the game, then you leave yourself venerable at the end. It was a disappointing goal to concede so it was definitely two-points lost,” Rodgers said, according to Talkingbaws.

Celtic now face a crucial clash with surprise league leaders Kilmarnock at the weekend, and it remains to be seen who Rodgers opts to choose in his starting XI.