Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers reveals what his stars need to be 'allergic' to
By James Black
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed his stars need to be “allergic” to complacency after going 63 games unbeaten domestically.
The Hoops’ 4-0 win over St. Johnstone on Saturday shattered a century-old British record set by Willie Maley’s Celtic in 1917.
The Hoops stars will join up with their respective national teams over over the international break and Rodgers expects them to carry the same level of performance on once they return.
“It’s fairly simple, it’s something I mentioned when I first came in: we need to be allergic to [complacency] and that’s something we have created to the 17th months of working together,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Morning Star.
“I said it on the first day but it’s something we have dedicated our lives to every single day, and that excellence of always looking to be better.
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“So this won’t affect them in any way.
“It’s important that they celebrate it.”
Celtic’s last defeat came in Ronny Deila’s penultimate game as manager and Rodgers has gone a phenomenal 61 games since being appointed without tasting defeat in domestic competition.
The Hoops lifted the treble last season and could complete the first part of an unprecedented back-to-back treble later this months when they face Motherwell at Hampden in the Scottish League Cup final.
Celtic currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership with a three-point cushion over second-place Aberdeen.
The Hoops also face a trip to the Parc de Princes to take on big-spending Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League as they look to secure a place in the Europa League after Christmas.
Belgian champions Anderlecht face visiting Celtic Park in the final round of fixtures as they go head-to-head with Brendan Rodgers’ side for third in the group and a parachute into the Europa League.
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