“Tonight was a proper win for us against top class side. Everyone knows the quality of RBLeipzig. Everyone involved with Celtic deserves a huge amount of credit,” an absolutely buzzing Brendan Rodgers said after THAT very special night from his extra special Celtic side.
Make no mistake this is a very special group of Young Celtic stars and we are on the threshold of something we’ll remember for the rest of our lives with this team. Lap it up folks, and lap it up!
🎙️ Brendan Rodgers: “Tonight was a proper win for us against top class side. Everyone knows the quality of @RBLeipzig_EN. Everyone involved with #CelticFC deserves a huge amount of credit.” #CELRBL #UEL pic.twitter.com/HwQqWIhM8a
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 8, 2018
And YOU played your part as you always do, and this is very much appreciated by the manager and his players.
“The supporters were absolutely magnificent. It’s always a very emotional game at Celtic Park and that synergy between the players and fans got the points for us. It was a fantastic result,” Brendan said.
“The most important thing was to win and win well. There’s still a few games to go and we’ll do our best to qualify,” the manager promised.
The dramatic, instant response to the disappointment of losing an equaliser to Leipzig was hugely impressive, reckons for the Irishman.
“It’s the mark of the very best players, when it does go against you, to still fight and believe that you can win. At 1-1 they responded straight away and had that belief to get a fantastic winning goal. It was a great victory for us.
“We showed no fear, played with aggression and brought our identity to the game. It’s nice that they can do it, not just domestically, but against one of the best teams in Europe. It was a fantastic victory for us and one I’m very proud of.”
The atmosphere at Celtic Park on these big European nights is unrivalled anywhere across the continent and the powers that be that are looking at break-away leagues and all the rest of it should think about what they’d miss by cutting off their chances of playing at Paradise.
“It’s one of the most intimidating arenas in European football. Some of the best teams in the world have come to Celtic Park over the years and suffered. It was a really emotional game, our players fed off that and they helped us to the victory,” Brendan noted.
After the Europa League high of beating Leipzig, Rodgers and his players will turn their attention tomorrow morning to the league match at Livingston on Sunday, and after their strong start to the season, including a win over The Rangers, Celtic will be taking nothing for granted.
“We’ve shown domestically our form and rhythm is back. It’ll be a difficult game, playing on an astro pitch against a team that have came up and started the season well. We’ll give Livingston respect and it’s up to us to impose our game.”
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