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Friday Round-Up: Rodgers - Champions League Mentality Has To Change

Celtic v Paris Saint Germain - UEFA Champions League
Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that Celtic’s Champions League mentality will change
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THE BIG STORY: Talking to the media ahead of tomorrow’s game against Ross County, and after confirming that Moussa Dembele has returned to the Celtic squad, Brendan Rodgers looked back to Celtic’s 5-0 defeat to PSG, stating that the club ‘must be more positive’ in the Champions League. He also talked about the mentality of the club in Europe’s top club tournament, suggesting that Celtic ‘can’t be satisfied with only qualifying’ for the Group Stages, we need to aim higher than that.

I agree with the manager, even if it’s against the billionaires of PSG a 5-0 defeat for a club like Celtic is never acceptable, and hopefully we will manage to stamp our imprint on the competition in our next Group B game against Anderlecht.

OTHER NEWS: The latest episode of @GIGPOD is out, with a review of the PSG game, so there aren’t a lot of laughs in the episode...but it’s still well worth hearing, and you can listen to the episode here.

After signing a new four year contract yesterday, Callum McGregor has revealed that his goals in back to back games against Rangers towards the end of last season were a ‘turning point’, as they showed that he ‘could play in big games’. Here’s hoping he can make it three goals in a row against Rangers next Saturday.

ON THIS DAY: In 2001, Stan Petrov’s thunderous goal was the highlight of a 4-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park, with the other goals coming from Shaun Maloney and a brace by Henrik Larsson.

In 1987, a late winner by Derek Whyte gave Celtic a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Cup 1st Round 1st Leg at Celtic Park. Frank Mill equalised for Dortmund after Andy Walker had given Celtic the lead.