Celtic claim 100th trophy with commanding League Cup win

  • Celtic claim 100th trophy with commanding League Cup win

Celtic claim 100th trophy with commanding League Cup win

And while Rodgers promised a return to the legendary Jock Stein's philosophy of "entertaining" the supporters-and delivered, by the way, as evidenced by brilliant goals on Sunday by Aussie midfielder Tom Rogic and lifelong Celt James Forrest - it's his side's defense that has raised eyebrows, at least domestically.

With the first silverware of the season sewn up, Celtic will now be looking to kick on seal more trophies this season, with Rodgers' side already eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with two games in hand.

He was in suitably upbeat mood after the game.

He said: "I thought we could potentially sneak a 2-1 win, but Celtic created a lot of space and I'm gutted". That's what the great history of this club has been based upon.

"It makes the milestone, that century of trophies".

"They must have enjoyed the performance, but we push for the next one".

Speaking to The Sun after the win, Rodgers compared Celtic's situation to that of their Champions League opponents Astana.

The Scotland winger is possibly the best example of the influence Rodgers has had on individuals.

And Forrest admitted he had been rejuvenated by Rodgers.

"I was pleased to see us play with that calmness and, apart from that 10-minute spell in the second-half, which you expect when Aberdeen had to throw everything, in the main, we controlled the game very well".

"For the players it is something to show for the great work they've been doing". The vibes around us are really, really positive. "Hopefully this can kick-start us winning more trophies".

The Socceroos star opened Celtic's account in the 17-minute to aid the club in securing its 100 major trophy.

"Now we have got to look to the next one, to start off the next century of trophies".

"We've talked about how we need to improve the team but of course you have to then have something to show for it and the players on the podium at the end had something to show".

"To take Celtic on in a final we can't afford to have some below-par performances, we have to be at the maximum".