Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed his side’s ‘phenomenal achievement’ after picking up a fourth successive trophy after a 2-0 win over Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup win at Hampden.
Goals from James Forrest and a controversial penalty from Moussa Dembele secured the win in a game Rodgers’ side never looked like losing despite a hard-fought opening 45 minutes.
The win extends the Hoops unbeaten domestic run to 65 games and secures the first leg of a potentially historic back-to-back domestic treble.
Rodgers was delighted with his team’s performance off the back of a 7-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek and although he admitted it was bound to be a tough task against Motherwell, he has praised his players attitude in the win at Hampden.
“It’s our fourth trophy in 12 months and it’s a phenomenal achievement,” Rodgers said, as quoted by Celtic’s official website.
“And it’s a huge credit to the players because their hunger and desire to keep having that belief.
“We had to tick a few character boxes after midweek and yet again the players produced.
“It was always going to be difficult for us, with how Motherwell have started the season and the confidence they have in terms of how they play.”
Celtic face the Steelmen again on Wednesday – this time in the Scottish Premiership – as they look to restore their lead at the top of the league table.
The Scottish champions are three points ahead of Aberdeen after playing a game less than the Dons.
The Hoops will be desperate to restore their six point cushion at the top of the table and will be hoping Derek McInnes’ side drop points when they take on Rangers in back-to-back clashes over the next week.
Since Rodgers was appointed as Celtic manager, the Hoops have yet to lose a domestic game.
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