As reported by The Scottish Sun, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has delivered a firm response to Dave King in the wake of comments he’s made about the Hoops over the last week.
Even in the off-season it’s never dull in Scottish football with headlines made on a regular basis about the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers. Light Blues chief Dave King hasn’t been shy over the last week discussing the Hoops, first saying that Celtic should be further ahead of Rangers than they are, then suggesting only two of their six league titles in a row really count.
It’s fair to say that those comments didn’t exactly go down well with Celtic supporters and the Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers appears to share their disagreement with King.
He’s offered a robust response, believing that Rangers should start doing their talking on the pitch rather than off it.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Rodgers said:
It was Kris Boyd, in your paper, when he mentioned that you make your noise on the field. And that’s where you do it for me. You respect your opponent, always. You respect the traditions of the club, but you look after your own club and you look after yourself. You don’t talk it. I say to the players, if you want to be a champion you have to walk the walk. Not talk the talk.
Celtic have certainly been walking the walk in recent years and Rangers have a lot of work to do if they are to ever close the gap. With a bit of investment this summer though, it’ll certainly be interesting to see whether they can go some way towards doing that next season.