Three things that Rodgers got right to stun Monchengladbach

Once again Celtic proved to be predictably unpredictable when it comes to the Champions League.

Domestically you can set your watch on the bhoys winning week in week out on their way to 6-in-a-row but against those pesky foreigners, you never quite know what to expect.

The Celtic side that drew 3-3 with Manchester City was barely recognisable to the team that flopped 7-0 two weeks earlier to Barca in the Nou Camp.

Drawing with City sent expectations sky high going into the home match with Borussia Monchengladbach but reality soon kicked in as the Germans dominated, then cashed in on two mistakes from Kolo Toure.

Expectations going to Germany were little more than enjoying ‘a right good trip’ and hoping that the hoops could make a decent game of it.

With Brendan Rodgers calling the shots every match and training sessions matter with the hoops boss assessing which players in his current squad have the ability to last the journey into the knock out phase of the Champions League.

It was no smash and grab, backs to the wall performance, over the 90 minutes Celtic matched their opponents in every area, if they had taken full points it would have been no less than they deserved.

The lessons under Rodgers are getting more educational, the players have clearly bought in with the Irishman’s enthusiasm stronger than ever after last night’s heartening display…

 


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