Rodgers On A Hat Trick Of Targets
Written by RockSport on December 21, 2017
Manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he set his Celtic players three targets to achieve before the end of the year.
Rodgers wanted to seal Europa League qualification, a successful defence of the League Cup and a double-digit gap between his side and second place.
With the first two secured, Celtic aim to extend their five-point Premiership lead in games against Aberdeen, Dundee and Rangers before the winter break.
“There’s three targets really coming towards 30 December,” Rodgers said.
“I said to the players a number of weeks ago, if we could win the League Cup, if we could qualify for the Europa League, and if we have double-figure advantage by the time we arrive out of the winter break, then we’d have a brilliant season.
“OK, if we don’t get the double figures, as long as we get that gap, then that’ll represent an outstanding start by the players.
“That would be a great, great end to the year for us.”
Celtic retained the League Cup with a 2-0 final win over Motherwell in November and have a Europa League tie against Russian side Zenit St Petersburg in February after finishing third in their Champions League group.