“It feels like eight losses and two draws,” Brendan Rodgers complains

Early reports from today’s media conference with Brendan Rodgers ahead of Sunday’s absolutely vital Scottish Premiership match against Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday, are now coming through. Here’s one snippet where the Celtic manager explains how things feel around the commentary and narrative of his side’s last ten games.

After explaining that he can’t control what theRangers do he accepts that his team are not top of the league because of their own failings. Yet according to Rodgers we’re looking at eight wins and two draws and that’s been made to look much worse than it is. Not according to any Celtic supporter I know, Brendan.

“It’s getting back to making sure we focus on ourselves because we can’t control anything that (the)Rangers any other team does. I’ve said it all season we can only focus on our own team performance,” the gaffer said.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers, Hyunjun Yang and Paulo Bernardo at full-time. Final score Celtic 1 Kilmarnock 1. 17 February 2024. Photo Stuart Wallace/Shutterstock

“We’re not top of the league because of ourselves and the points we’ve dropped but we have to learn from that and be focused on our own performance. That’s what the next 12 games will be because it’s still in our hands what it is we achieve this season so we have to focus on that.

“We’ve had eight wins and two draws which probably feels like eight losses and two draws. There’s still been a lot of good in the games it’s just when the result disappoints and the performance disappoints, then it doesn’t give you a good feeling.”

Brendan seems to be tying himself in knots here, going round in circles. Sort of the performances first and foremost because we are still waiting for a top quality performance since the winter break where our points have (needlessly) been dropped. Had that not happened we’d be two points clear and not two behind.

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2 Comments

  1. Rob O’Keeffe on

    Rodgers is beginning to flounder.He’s been found out,tactically,by the coaches at the so called wee diddy teams.The football being played is woeful.Is anyone really confident that we will beat M’well on Sunday? #getjosein