BEAMING Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to his Celtic players and admitted breaking the club’s own 100-year British domestic unbeaten record means everything.
The Hoops rewrote the history books this afternoon with their 4-0 Premiership win over St Johnstone saw them eclipse Willie Maley’s side’s achievement from 100 years ago.
Sixty-three games undefeated and Rodgers couldn’t hide his delight afterwards following the triumph in Perth.
Asked how it felt, he replied: “Well it is everything when you think in terms of modern sport and in football, in particular, of how difficult it is to win games and to go unbeaten and show that resilience.
“To have actually broken what was a British record is a truly special day for the players and the club.
“This is a group of players have had to deal with everything. Poor pitches, astroturf pitches, back after Champions League games, going behind and being tired.
“Today was a great example. St Johnstone are tough to break down and eventually they got there with the quality and fitness. It’s a remarkable achievement.”
Rodgers was also quick to heap further praise on his side who now stand alone ahead of a host of legendary sides who have gone before them.
He added: “The boys validated themselves. We just try and be professional and try and set a standard every day in our training and that allows us to take it into the games.
“I think what we have in terms of the group are a really, really great group of players. The spirit is very strong.
“On the back of a tough midweek game where we didn’t get a result, they really showed their mentality and that’s why they have gone 63 games unbeaten.”
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