'Arrogant', 'Ignorant' - BT pundit hits out at Celtic critics after achievement
BT Sports pundit Steve McManaman has lauded Brendan Rodgers for the job he has done at Celtic, and hit back at the critics who attempt to belittle the clubs’ achievements in Scottish football.
The Hoops are currently on a British record 68 game unbeaten domestic run, and former Liverpool and Real Madrid winger McManaman believes that record is very impressive no matter what league it happens in.
“I think it’s an incredible job to be very honest. I’ve heard people say ‘it’s only the Scottish league’, which I feel is quite arrogant really, quite ignorant.
“Whenever you’re breaking records that have stood for a long, long time in football, you’re doing something marvellous and I think it takes it away from himself, or the team in general, of what they have achieved.”
Rodgers has had unparalleled success since taking over at Celtic Park in May 2016.
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He lead the Bhoys to their first domestic treble since 2001 and their first unbeaten league season since the 1890s.
Four domestic trophies out of four were secured with the recent retaining of the Betfred Cup, and the lucrative Champions League group stages have been reached twice, with the Hoops progressing to the last 32 of the Europa League – and a tie against Russian side Zenit.
The greatest achievement though is the aforementioned unbeaten run, now stands at a staggering 68 games.
The Celts will hope to make it 69 undefeated in their upcoming Scottish Premiership match against Hamilton, as well as maintaining their five point lead over Rangers and Aberdeen – with a game in hand – at the top of the league.
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