BRENDAN RODGERS reflected today on a Helter Skelter week for the Scottish Champions which started off on such a high with the hammering of the hapless in last Saturday’s Glasgow Derby only for Celtic to be brought back down to earth with an almighty bump on Tuesday in the Nou Camp against arguably the best club side in the world.
“You are on a such a high from last Saturday after an outstanding performance and deserving result,” reflected the Irishman.
“Within the space of four days you are on a real low and from a management perspective, it’s about stabilising that emotion.
“The players have been absolutely outstanding since the day I walked in here & we were given some harsh lessons in the Nou Camp.
“Against arguably the world’s best team, it was a difficult night on the field, a very disappointing, humbling experience.
“However, you have to learn from experience. The players have reflected on both games yesterday and how we can learn and push forward.”
Asked about the progress being made by injured striker Leigh Griffiths, Rodgers revealed that the 40 goals a season striker won’t be risked for Sunday’s 3pm kick-off in Inverness. “He’s working well but he won’t be ready for the weekend,’ said Rodgers, with a sting in the tail for Same Old Alloa, who Celtic face on Wednesday evening. “We are looking towards middle to end of next week.”