Date: 24th November 2017 at 6:26pm
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Brendan Rodgers has claimed that the pitch at Hampden Park is conducive to Celtic’s style of football.

The Celtic boss faces a trip to Scotland’s national stadium this Sunday in the Betfred Cup Final against Motherwell as they bid to extend their 64-game unbeaten record and bring another trophy back to Celtic Park.

Talking to STV Sport, the Northern Irishman believes that pitch will help Celtic on Sunday.

He said: “My memories of Hampden last season and this season have been very good. We’ve played a really high level game when we’ve been there.

“It suits us because the pitch is very big and the playing surface is very good,” the Celtic manager continued. “That allows us to play our game, which is very aggressive defensively, and then it gives us an opportunity to play how we play, be technically good and hopefully tactically good.”

Rodgers has taken Celtic to Hampden on five occasions since becoming Celtic manager, and has won on every visit so far.

Celtic’s last visit to Hampden was in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup last month, the Hoops eventually triumphing in a thrilling 4-2 win over Hibs, thanks to two goals apeice from Mikael Lustig and Moussa Dembele.

Dembele has a good record in the Betfred Cup. Aside from his two goals in the semi-final this season, he scored five goals in the competition last season, including the winner in the semi-final against Rangers and a goal in the cup final victory over Aberdeen.

In other Celtic news, Stuart Armstrong has talked about the pressure players are under at Celtic Park

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