Brendan Rodgers senses landmark in Celtic's dominant win over Anderlecht

Posted October 01, 2017

"We will try to play the game we play at home when we are away from home", said Rodgers, in hope of a favourable conversion rate in this particular Eurozone.

"I know how hard it will be and all the players know how hard it will be".

'I thought defensively we were exceptional and I thought in spells with the ball we were very good'. What can be said with confidence is that the manner of the win in Belgium has instilled fresh belief into a squad which remains relatively inexperienced in Champions League terms. "The overall performance was outstanding and it's a great reward for the supporters".

"The message I gave to the players when we came in here 15 months ago was: 'Lots of people will tell you what you can't do, '" Celtic's manager explained.

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"Naturally it takes experience, it takes time, and, takes that belief". I think we came out with flying colours.

It was another feather in Rodgers" cap as he attempts to add renewed European credibility to the Scottish champions after leading them to an unprecedented "Invincible' domestic treble last season.

"They are having a bad time right now but it doesn't mean anything".

"You can see we are growing at the level".

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He has scored four goals in his last seven games for the club since arriving. The boys deserve a great amount of credit for the performance.

The SPFL title holders and current league leaders were rock solid at the back from the first whistle, with 'keeper Craig Gordon keeping a clean sheet, while Celtic were absolutely clinical in attack, both elements of the performance pleasing the Celtic coach.

Indeed, the game was just as vital for their Belgian hosts with Bayern Munich as the fourth team in Group B.

"I'm sure they'll have a good night".

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Skipper Scott Brown, who limped off with a hamstring injury with 20 minutes remaining, says this current crop of Celtic players are "creating history".