“We entertained the people today,” Rodgers

The Celtic manager was absolutely delighted after his side’s performance today in a highly entertaining match between Celtic and Neil Lennon’s attack minded Hibs side.

Brendan Rodgers saw his side score four goals and hit the woodwork on four occasions as the Champions continued where they left off at McDiarmid Park.

Again it was the duo of James Forrest and Man of the Match Tom Rogic who were in charge of the Celtic creativity and on this form they are going to make the Double Treble winners very hard to stop.

“It was always going to be a fantastic football game. I thought we were outstanding today,” Brendan said after the dust had settled.

“It was a really good game of football, lots of good play from ourselves and we’ll analyse the goals we gave away.

“We scored four goals and hit the woodwork four times. It was a wonderful attacking performance from ourselves against a good
Hibs team,” the manager noted.

“Hibs are a very good side. They have pace in their team and it was a game we were always going to be concentrated in.”

The one downside today was the injury to skipper Scott Brown which resulted in him going off early in the match to be replaced by Scotty Sinclair. So how serious is Broony’s injury.

“We won’t know until the next couple of days. He looked like he was struggling and wanted to play on but he wasn’t going to do himself or the team any favours so we’ll see how he is over the next couple of days.

Rodgers had to go into today’s game with one one available striker as Leigh Griffiths was both ill and injured, but French striker Odsonne Edouard led the line brilliantly, scoring twice and hitting the woodwork on numerous occasions. The Celtic manager gave an update on Griffiths.

“He got injured at the start of the week and has been ill the last three days. We are hoping the combination of both are cleared up in the next week.”

But the injury concerns weren’t going to wipe the broad smile from the Antrim msn’s face after today wonderful performance from Celtic.

“We entertained the people today. It was great for the supporters to pay to watch that, that’s what Celtic are synonymous for.”

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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