Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Dedryck Boyata could part ways with the club when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year. The Belgium international has just eight months left on his existing deal with the Hoops and so far, he has shown no interest in extending his stay with the Scottish champions.
Brendan Rodgers claims that his Celtic team were not at their races in the recent game against Red Bull Salzburg in the Europa League. Salzburg were able to claim a 3-1 victory in the match as they fully capitalised on Celtic being reduced to 10 men following the red card for James Forrest. Even though Odsonne Edouard had provided Celtic with an advantage after his second minute goal, the home team were able to gain control of the game just after half-time. The team scored three times in the space of 20 minutes in order to get a 3-1 lead. As a result, Celtic’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Europa League may have taken an early blow.
After the game, Rogers said that he could not have any complaints about the defeat since Celtic were second-best throughout the game. He pointed out to the incredible work they put in by Salzburg even when Celtic were reduced to 10 men when playing away from home. The Austrian champions were able to reach the semifinals of the Europa League last season and they possess an incredibly rich squad, which was apparent from the manner of their win. Salzburg were keen to capitalise on home advantage since other opponents in the group happen to be quite tough.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has highlighted that the club are showing signs of regression and they may not be able to replicate the showing from the previous two campaigns. Under the management of Rodgers, Celtic have secured every domestic title up for grabs over the past couple of years but the team have not made the best of starts this term.
As such, Rodgers believes the Hoops could expect a tough season ahead with their attacking department in particular not playing to the best of their abilities, he said: “I don’t think we are anywhere near the level of our game. The win on Thursday was probably down to spirit and persistence. I said last week at St Mirren, even with 10 men, we were dominant.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes that it is almost impossible to find players nowadays who can commit their futures to a single club. Speaking in a press conference, Rodgers admitted that there is always the temptation of a player leaving his hometown club, should he be offered a substantial increase on his current wages.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has slammed the critics and opponents who are envious about the ability of club-captain Scott Brown. The Scotland international was the victim of a reckless red-card challenge from Ross County’s Andrew Davies last weekend, and this sparked a heated debate, considering Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove had been sent off for a similar incident involving the Parkhead midfielder.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has said that the Hoops lacked bravery as they ousted by Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League round of 32. The Hoops had an invaluable 1-0 lead from the first-leg of the encounter, but they could not make most of their possession at the Krestovsky Stadium.
Speaking after the game, Rodgers was disappointed by Celtic's showing on the road, and indicated that familiar defensive failings were due to their lack of aggression from the back which saw Branislav Ivanovic, DalerKuzyaev, and AleksandrKokorin find the scoresheet.
Ever since Brendan Rodgers was appointed as the manager of Celtic FC on May of 2016, the Scottish team has not appeared to be as dominant as they used to be with their former coach Ronny Deila.
This has become evident since the first competitive match that Celtic FC played under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers as they faced off with Lincoln Red Imps in their first leg of their 2nd qualifying round of the 2016-17 Champions League and sustained a 0-1 defeat which is a very surprising and underwhelming result.