BRENDAN RODGERS revealed one regret after Saturday’s Scottish Cup triumph over Aberdeen had completed an epic treble in a history-making campaign.
The Celtic boss said: “I think of my mum and dad today. I wish they were here.”
Christine Rodgers died in 2010 while Malachy, his father, succumbed to cancer shortly afterwards.With emotion in his voice, Rodgers said: “My two older kids, unfortunately, couldn’t make it to Hampden, either.
“But today I think of the wider Celtic family and most of all of the players and the supporters.”
Tom Rogic’s wonderful solo goal in stoppage time sealed the treble – and the Wizard of Oz was even praised by beaten Dons gaffer Derek McInnes.
Sportingly, he said: “It almost felt like two boxers slugging it out. It went from end to end, both goalkeepers had good saves.
“Sometimes it comes down to a lucky punch, a top punch or a class punch. That’s where Rogic came in.”It was a magnificent piece of skill at that stage in the game. Unfortunately, we had opportunities to score the second goal and didn’t take them.”
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