BRENDAN RODGERS believes Celtic need new players in their bid to become a force in Europe again.

After last night’s disappointing 2-0 defeat from Borussia Monchengladbach, the Hoops boss admitted the club need sustained investment in their squad to compete against top teams in the Champions League.unspecified-23
The loss left the Parkhead side bottom of Group C with one point following two defeats and a draw. The team have scored three goals and conceded 12 in the outings against the Germans, Barcelona and Manchester City.
Celtic now have the return in Monchengladbach on November 1 before hosting Barcelona and they complete their group campaign at Manchester City in December.

Rodgers said: “There are certain attributes you need and, of course, that does cost you money.

“That will be up to the club and our recruitment to look and try to find these players.

“We know that availability and affordability figures, but it is something that will happen over a period of time.

“No matter how good we might be, there are still elements we need to compete consistently at this level.

“We are in the process of building something; it was brilliant to qualify and we are giving everything.

“However, there are teams which are better than us. That’s no disrespect to my players.”
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