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Brendan Rodgers: "We were brilliant"

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Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with the passion and heart his side showed against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night as the Scottish Champions bounced back from their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Barcelona on Matchday 1 to hold the Manchester giants to a 3-3 draw at home.

Rodgers was effusive in his praise for his team, saying, "I can't criticise the team, but there's always elements we can be better in. We were brilliant, the pressing and the energy. Every time we went forward we looked like we could score."

The former Liverpool boss added, "Apart from the Barcelona game these players have been operating at a high level this season. Now, to do it against that team, it was a magnificent performance. How we defend is what we've been working on. All my teams have played with that intent. We have players that are developing and evolving all the time. Tonight, how they played and performed was top class. That will give them confidence going forward."

Up next for Celtic will be the double header against Borussia Monchengladbach, two games that could well decide which of the two sides makes it through to the Europa League with Barcelona and Manchester City the overwhelming favourites to top the group.