Brendan Rodgers has revealed that there are some talented players in the Scottish Premiership but they lack the right mentality to play for Celtic.
In an interview with the Herald Sun, the Hoops manager shared that he had spotted several good players in Scottish football but that none of them had the right attitude.
“I’ve seen a number of players up here who could probably play for Celtic,” said Rodgers.
“Then when you ask about them, the mentality’s not there, the big difference is mentality.”
Rodgers went to on to state that players wouldn’t be able to cope with the daily demands of playing for a big club.
He believed that players can have “lazy days” somewhere else and that you wouldn’t get away with them at Celtic.
Rodgers referred to his players focusing on “diet, nutrition, preparation, concentration, drive, resilience” everyday in order to play for the club.
The Bhoys suffered their first lost to Hearts on Sunday, ending their 69 game domestic unbeaten streak.
Despite the defeat, Celtic are still atop of the Scottish Premiership, two points clear of Aberdeen, with a game in hand.
The Hoops aim to get back to winning ways when they host Partick Thistle on Wednesday.
In the first meeting between the sides this season, the Bhoys were able to achieve a narrow 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Olivier Ntcham.