Rodgers makes admission over Celtic historic run ahead of Hearts clash
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he always knew that Celtic’s unbeaten run was going to end eventually.
The Bhoys set a British record of 69 domestic matches without defeat before the run came crashing to a halt in a 4-0 defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle.
Speaking ahead of Hearts visiting Celtic Park on Tuesday, Rodgers was philosophical when reflecting on the defeat.
“It was always going to happen” Rodgers said, as quoted on Celtic’s Twitter account.
“I always said it was going to happen at some point in time so to have been unbeaten in 69 games domestically was an incredible achievement. I always judge a team on their response though.”
????️ BR: "It was always going to happen. I always said it was going to happen at some point in time so to have been unbeaten in 69 games domestically was an incredible achievement. I always judge a team on their response though." #CELHEA
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 29, 2018
The Hoops have responded well since the defeat, winning five of the six league games and taking 16 points out of a possible 18 available as they stretched their lead to 11 points at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
Their last league match was a 1-0 victory over Hibernian but the win came at a cost, as both Craig Gordon and Leigh Griffiths suffered injuries that will keep them out of action for three months and one month respectively.
Whilst Griffiths and Gordon will miss the Bhoys’ game against Hearts, prospective new signing Charly Musonda could feature in the match.
The Belgian attacking midfielder is set to join Celtic on an 18 month load deal from Chelsea, and will be tasked with providing the creativity that the team has lacked since injuries sidelined Tom Rogic and Patrick Roberts.
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