Rodgers kept Celtic squad calm and confident admits Carter-Vickers

Speaking on media duties for the USA, Cameron Carter-Vickers was asked what it’s like working with Brendan Rodgers this year and also how he’s enjoyed playing alongside Joe Hart…

James Forrest of Celtic celebrates with  Cameron Carter-Vickers after scoring  during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden on April 20, 2024. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In an interview with The Whole Delivery, Celtic’s Big Strong Man reckons that Brendan brought calmness to Celtic amid all the noise in the Glasgow goldfish bowl and on Super Joe Hart, CCV gives the biggest possible compliment to the Celtic goalkeeper he’s played with since both players signed from Tottenham in Ange Postecoglou’s first season at the club.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Joe Hart  celebrate as Celtic win a penalty shoot out during the Aberdeen v Celtic – Scottish Cup Semi Final at Hampden on April 20, 2024 . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Brendan this year. One thing he’s done really well, kind of throughout the season, he’s kind of keeping us as a group calm and confident,” CCV said.

“Glasgow there’s a lot of talk and it’s easy to get sucked into being negative or maybe losing your head a little bit but the one thing he’s done really well is  keeping a calmness to the group.

“And Joe is such a great guy. Really enjoyed playing with him in the last few years. A great leader. And the biggest compliment I can give him is he’s such a great person. He’s always there to help his teammates and hopefully I’ll stay in contact with him after he retires.”

Joe Hart (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Joe Hart leaves Celtic after three years with the love of the entire Celtic family, supporters, teammates and everyone at the club. His are going to be big gloves to fill.

As far as Brendan Rodgers goes, that brilliant double would never have happened had it not been for his man management skills. Having had a season to assess the squad, we should see a summer where Brendan re-shapes things to build a side in his own image.

Brendan Rodgers and Ccv share a laugh (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His assessment that we need more quality must not be ignored by the Celtic Board and while they got lucky this time around – remember the banner at Aberdeen at the start of February, they must now show their own ambitions for the club by backing a manager who delivered when the chips were down in the season just ended.

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