By Harvey Byrne
Brendan Rodgers has revealed that players need to press and work in the framework of the team to feature in his Celtic team.
Following the Hoops’ 5-0 win against Motherwell on Wednesday the Northern Irish boss hailed James Forrest and Tom Rogic, but also announced that they can’t just expect to get into the team on talent alone.
“Wonderful footballers but to play in this team you have to press & work in framework of the team,” said Rodgers as quoted by the club’s Twitter page about Rogic and Forrest.
BR on Tom Rogic & James Forrest: 'Wonderful footballers but to play in this team you have to press & work in framework of the team.' (MH)
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 10, 2016
Rogic, 23, played in 39 encounters for the Hoops last season, scoring an impressive ten goals and providing seven assists from his attacking midfield position. He also bagged two goals in Wednesday’s victory.
Forrest, 25, also enjoyed a successful season for the Bhoys as he starred in 33 appearances scoring two goals and providing two assists.
Both players played the full 90 minutes in Wednesday’s Scottish League Cup win and Rodgers will be keen to take the club further in the competition after they lost 3-1 at the semi-final stage against Ross County last season.