BRENDAN RODGERS revealed he will have no hesitation in selecting Kolo Toure for Sunday’s Betfred League Cup semi-final.
And he is confident the defender will overcome the horrendous mistakes that gifted Borussia Monchengladbach two goals in their 2-0 win in Glasgow on Wednesday.
The Celtic boss refuses to blame his former Liverpool defender for the defeat that leaves the Champions League dream in tatters.
Rodgers praised the 35-year-old Ivorian centre-half for turning down more lucrative offers to join his side in the summer.
And he insisted Toure has the sort of steely character which will enable him to cope with the pressure at Hampden at the weekend.
Rodgers said: “Kolo is a wonderful player. The mark of the man is that after the game and the couple of moments he had, he came straight out and held his hands up.
“This is a guy who, at 35 years of age, could have travelled anywhere in the world to play, make a load of money, eat nice food and just relax and enjoyed his life.
“Instead, he wanted to play at a top European club in the best possible competition he could, so he joined Celtic.
“And he’s been absolutely brilliant since he came here. It’s just unfortunate about the mistakes the other night.
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“No one feels it more than him, but we are very much together.
“Of course, the spotlight goes on to Kolo, but he’s a strong guy mentally and will be fine the next time he is asked to play.”