Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has refused to admit that the title race is over, even after the Hoops’ 3-2 victory at Ibrox.
The win, which was achieved with ten men, sees the Bhoys go nine points clear of their nearest rivals with a game in hand, meaning that a seventh straight title is all but secured.
However Rodgers, speaking after the game on the Bhoys’ official Twitter account, feels that there is still too much football to be played before the Hoops can declare themselves champions.
“It was a big step for us to go nine points clear with a game in hand but there’s still a lot of work for us to do,” the Northern Irishman said.
🗣️ BR: "It was a big step for us to go nine points clear with a game in hand but there's still a lot of work for us to do." #RANCEL
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 11, 2018
The Hoops managed to withstand the second-half dismissal of Jozo Simunovic for an elbow on Alfredo Morelos and won the game thanks to substitute Odsonne Edouard’s superb curling shot.
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Rodgers is just paying lip service, as he knows that the title race – if there ever was one – ended with the Hoops’ victory, which is why the post-match celebrations were so emphatic. Potentially a 12 point lead with less than ten games to go, there is no way that the Bhoys are going to be caught. The team still has plenty to play for though, and next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers will no doubt be a huge game as the Bhoys aim to win their second consecutive domestic treble, so the Hoops boss will hope his side kick on from a memorable victory at Ibrox to finish the season in some style.
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