'Redirect the flow' - Rodgers delivers verdict on handling Celtic pressure
Brendan Rodgers has been discussing the goals he still wants to achieve at Celtic following his incredible first season as manager at Celtic Park.
Rodgers lead the Bhoys to their first domestic treble since 2001 and an unbeaten domestic season which resulted in a new British record run of 69 matches without defeat.
Despite these achievements, Rodgers knows that the pressure is still there for the Hoops to win almost every match the play in, as he explained to Coaches Voice.
“Domestically, we can’t improve on much – but we will do our very best to win every game and every competition. In Europe, we want to be more consistent, and of course become regulars in the Champions League,” he said.
“There’s pressure there. It’s not going away. But you want the pressure. If you want to be successful, it’s always there.
“Your job is to redirect the flow.”
Rodgers’ second season in Glasgow has been almost as successful as his first.
The unbeaten record may have come to an end in a 4-0 defeat to Hearts, but the Hoops have improved in Europe, as they finished third in their Champions League group and secured a last 32 Europa League clash against Zenit in February.
The Bhoys are well-placed to win their seventh title in a row as well, as they hold an eight point lead over their nearest challengers Aberdeen, and have already clinched the first trophy of the season after defeating Motherwell 2-0 in the Betfred Cup Final.
Rodgers and Celtic are currently in Dubai on their winter break but they return to action on Saturday as they begin their quest for back-to-back trebles with a Scottish Cup tie against Brechin.
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