BRENDAN RODGERS was delighted with both the result and the performance of his side last night. The Scottish Champions won their third match in this tough Europa League Group and now need a draw at home to confirmed Group winners Salzburg in a fortnight’s time.
The Austrians defied the bookies to win 1-0 at home against RB Leipzig and the Germans now need to beat Rosenborg at home and hope that their Red Bull cousins can win at Celtic Park.
That would see Celtic and RB Leipzig finish on 9 points with the Germans winning on the head to head.
“I am pleased with the result and even more with the performance,” Brendan said afterwards.
“I think to come here under pressure, knowing we really had to win after we gave ourselves a big opportunity in the last game, and to play to that level technically, was very pleasing.
“It was a good insight into the game for me in terms of the team and their calmness and confidence and how they all connected.
“They were pressing the game and with their ability technically they showed their talent when they had the ball to take opportunities and control the game. It was very, very good.
“We just wanted to have an opportunity after this evening to have it in our own hands.
“And thankfully that’s the way it’s worked out. You can only look after your own result. The other game’s result obviously helps us.
“We will go into the last game going to WIN the game. It’s very hard to go and just play for a point or a draw.
“We’re playing a good side – but we want to use the whole Celtic Park experience and the atmosphere to push us over the line. But tonight is a great, great performance and it takes us lovely into the weekend.
“The night of the Salzburg game will be a fantastic demonstration of what the Celtic support is about and that synergy between them and the team. I don’t need to encourage it.
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“It’s been a great learning campaign for us again. We came here knowing we had to win and to see the players playing with that pressure and that level of control was very, very pleasing.
“That along with the result makes it a really good night for us. I thought the team functioned very, very well. From the goalkeeper right the way through.”
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