Rodgers' pride as Celtic soar on the European stage

Taylor Byrd
October 1, 2017

This match however will be the best chance that the Hoops have of getting points in their group as they still have to play against Bayern Munich whom they will be expected to lose against.

"In spells with the ball we were very, very good".

If nothing else, the Glasgow club's second-ever away win in the competition - their last was against Spartak Moscow in October 2012 - takes the Scottish champions a long way to ensuring European football after Christmas. I think, over the past 12 months, you can see the improvement.

"Naturally it takes experience, it takes time, and, takes that belief".

"Now we are playing Anderlecht, it is not like we are playing against the 200 million (euro) player called Neymar but I come from Belgium, I know how big Anderlecht is".

"We get our first goal from a great move".

"Lots of people look at all the goals we score and the creativity we have, but we have a defensive philosophy that's really about being aggressive and being compact and you saw that tonight".

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

Anderlecht have won only three of their last 38 Champions League games (D10 L25). "To get our first Champions League win away, the first for the club in so many years, and to keep the first clean sheet was really pleasing". The boys deserve a great amount of credit for the performance.

"I haven't even thought about it", he said. It was a great performance on the back of a tough game at the weekend. It shows the development of the squad in the previous year or so, and it was a real reward for the supporters because so many of them have travelled out. They are physical but I would not say their style is 100 per cent Scottish like it was before.

"They can go in to those Munich games and enjoy them", he added.

Celtic skipper Scott Brown limped off to be replaced by Nir Bitton in the 70th minute.

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