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13th May, 2018 | 5:13pm

Brendan Rodgers makes honest admission after Celtic defeat v Aberdeen

Brendan Rodgers had admitted that Aberdeen deserved their 1-0 victory over Celtic which clinched second place for the Pittodrie side in the Scottish Premiership.

The Hoops boss, appearing on Sky Sports Football on Sunday afternoon, was disappointed that the Hoops’ last league game of the season ended in defeat but overall he had no complaints about the result.

“They deserved to win. They had the greater need to win the game, we didn’t create or defend enough,” the Hoops boss said.

Rodgers will be hoping that the Hoops can put this performance right when they take on Motherwell with the domestic treble on the line in next Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final.

Football Insider verdict

The Hoops’ performance seemed to sum up a lot of their performances this season, not really doing enough in front of goal and failing to break down a packed defence. Normally the likes of Tom Rogic can produce a bit of magic but that just didn’t look like happening at any time for the Hoops. It will be a concern for the Hoops boss ahead of the Scottish Cup Final, as Motherwell will have no doubt taken a few lessons on how to win the game, but Rodgers will be confident that the Hoops will turn up for the big game, as they have on most occasions this season, like in the three recent victories over Rangers. The Hoops might not have been at their sparkling best this season, but they are still on the verge of emulating last season’s achievements and winning the domestic treble, which would be an incredible feat which has never happened before in Scottish football.

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