THE BIG STORY: Brendan Rodgers was delighted with Celtic’s 4-0 victory over Ross County yesterday, as he lauded the team for winning so convincingly just four days after the 5-0 defeat to PSG.
Rodgers described the reaction to the defeat as ‘perfect’, and was pleased with Moussa Dembele’s performance as he came back from injury and scored a goal, ‘it was great for Moussa’s confidence’ according to the Celtic boss.
Attention now turns to the next ten days, with Celtic facing three big games, starting at Dundee on Wednesday in the quarter-final of the Betfred Cup. As Scott Brown played yesterday I would imagine he would be rested in this game, hopefully Dedryck Boyata will make an appearance too.
OTHER NEWS: Of course after the Dundee game we play third placed Rangers at Ibrox, and Brendan Rodgers has apparently told the Celtic players ‘not to cross the line’ in our celebrations if/when he score, and to ‘celebrate in the right way’. Hmmm...I get what he means. In a sensational bit of patronising, he also described the Ibrox club as ‘title contenders’. Ha!
Back to the PSG game, and Kieran Tierney is hopeful that we can ‘learn lessons’ from the defeat. A good time to put those lessons into practice would be in Belgium a week on Wednesday.
ON THIS DAY: In 2015, goals from Nir Bitton and Mikael Lustig gained Ronny Deila’s beleaguered Celtic a creditable Europa League point in a 2-2 draw with Ajax in Amsterdam, a rare European bright spot in that particular season.