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‘WE CAN DELIVER A BIG RESULT,’ RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS reckons there is “a big result” coming for Celtic in the Champions League.

The Hoops take on Bayern Munich in Group B at Parkhead tomorrow night after losing 3-0 to the Germans earlier in the month.

Rodgers admits the Bundesliga giants are a “talented team who are set up to win the competition” – but stressed the Scottish champions are improving in Europe.

He said: “It takes time, but we hope somewhere very soon we can produce a big result.

“My players have shown their consistency domestically, they’ve shown they are growing at this level, having not been in it for a few years.

“We have a lot of young players who are gaining invaluable experience from it.

“We had a great performance against Manchester City last year. We just failed to get that victory, but that’s what we’re searching for at this level.

“Tomorrow night we want to get a result and we have to show we have the qualities to do that. We always think we have a great chance at home.”

Rodgers added: “My job is to convince the players that they can go and be competitive in how we play at that level.

“That is very difficult to do because a lot of the time they are playing against players who have greater speed and whose technique is at a top level and they’ve been consistently at that level for a reason.

“It’s my job to convince the players we can go and play how we want to play, as opposed to sitting back.

“We always have a great confidence, in particular at home in this competition.”

BRENDAN RODGERS – THE ROAD TO PARADISE is now available from CQNBookstore.com – the first 100 orders will receive a special free gift with there copy of Brendan’s biography, which was written by Celtic View editor Paul Cuddihy. Paul, who as usual has done an outstanding job on The Road to Paradise, will tell you that he was delighted at the amount of time and commitment Brendan put into the preparation of the book.

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