Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has revealed that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers is the biggest reason why he signed a new deal with the club.
The Australian’s midfielder’s future with the Bhoys looked in doubt until he penned the long-term contract last month, and he disclosed that Rodgers has challenged him to improve his game.
“I think working under him is very intense,” Rogic said, as quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald.
“He challenges you every day and certainly doesn’t allow for anyone to become complacent or rest on what they might have achieved in one moment.
“There’s always the desire to achieve more and become successful. He’s challenging me and I feel as though I play my best football under him, and hopefully I can continue my progress and development to become better.”
Rogic has just ended one of the best domestic seasons of his career, which saw him score four goals against Rangers and help the Hoops to a second consecutive domestic treble.
He now has the chance to prove his worth on the world stage, as he is set to be one of the key men for Australia in the World Cup.
Football Insider verdict
Just when you thought that Celtic fans had run out of reasons to laud Brendan Rodgers, Tom Rogic has provided another one. The insight into Rodgers’ day-to-day managerial skills is certainly interesting, as he must strive to make sure that his players don’t ever slacken off, which has proved to be the case so far. He has improved Rogic’s football as well, as the Australian seemed to be on the fringes of games before Rodgers’ arrival at the club. It has transformed Rogic’s influence on the team. The number of big goals that he has scored in the last two seasons is testament to that. Rogic’s new deal was a superb piece of business by the Hoops, as the team would have been far poorer without his influence going forward, but now he looks set to be a mainstay of the side for years to come, all thanks to the manager.
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