Brendan Rodgers has sent Celtic’s players and management his congratulations after the team sealed a Quadruple Treble on Sunday. Rodgers was at the helm for 7 of the 12 trophies won by the club being replaced by Neil Lennon when he left for Leicester in February 2019.
Rodgers claimed that England do not appreciate how hard winning games in Scotland is, not to mention winning trophies. It is a phenomenal feat and the club should be lauded for doing so; however, Rodgers’ influence is often understated owing to the nature of his departure.
🗣️ ‘People down here sometimes think it’s easy for Celtic, or Rangers for that matter… To win 12 consecutive trophies will never be done again, I’m pretty sure…’
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers congratulated his former club for achieving a quadruple treble 👇 pic.twitter.com/DQHOu9bzGh
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) December 22, 2020
Celtic were cruising with a 2-0 half time lead with Craig Gordon keeping the score down. However, Hearts came out the traps and draw back level taking the game to extra time. Leigh Griffiths gave the Celts a 3-2 lead but Hearts again responded taking the game to penalties.
Conor Hazard saved two penalties after Ryan Christie had his penalty saved by Craig Gordon. The Irishman, in only his third appearance, then gave Kris Ajer the chance to win the cup for Celtic. He blasted the ball beyond Gordon and sealed the win for Celtic. This result meant that it would be twelve trophies in a row for Celtic.
Supporters will hopefully appreciate in future years what Rodgers helped contribute towards and that he is rightfully recognised for the part that he played in the success. Neil Lennon has stepped into the managerial breach following Rodgers’ departure and to win five out of five trophies deserves huge credit.
Lennon became the first person to win a Treble as a player as well as a manager for Celtic, cementing his place as a club legend.