Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can still qualify despite latest setback

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can still qualify despite latest setback

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can still qualify despite latest setback

Kieran Tierney says Celtic have the strength in depth to cope with their current injury crisis as the holders prepare for Sunday afternoon's Scottish League Cup semi-final with Heart of Midlothian. "I don't try to be someone else, just me, whether I have the armband or not".

"I don't think so", said Rodgers, whose players trained at Murrayfield on Tuesday. But it's not like I'm standing there for a minute or so.

Speaking at RB Leipzig's stadium, the Northern Irishman said: "We have a few injuries. Sweary words.well that's Scottish, right?"

Red Bull Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has hailed the talents of Celtic wonderkid Kieran Tierney, as well as his team-mates Callum McGregor and Odsonne Edouard. In a stuttering start to the campaign Celtic were beaten at Tynecastle by Craig Levein's side but Lustig anticipates an entirely different performance tomorrow. "We know if we're going to have any aspirations of coming out of the group then it's a game we have to win".

He said: "I can't tell you if Celtic have played badly in Europa League or Champions League qualification, so I can't talk about their away record".

Four minutes later the Parkhead keeper was picking the ball out of the net again, this time when his defence failed to deal with a Marcelo Saracchi cross, with Portugal worldwide Bruma, who had scored against Gordon in the 3-1 friendly win over Scotland earlier in the month, rifling in from 14 yards.

"I don't care if Newcastle are looking at him and thinking that he might be the man if they part company with Rafa Benitez or if Leicester are thinking that he might be a better option than Claude Puel", Hartson writes in the Evening Times.

The Swede has also maintained that despite another bruising European experience that the confidence in Rodgers' squad has not been punctured. However Rodgers is still confident his side can progress to the knockout stage of the competition, providing they can win on November 8th in Glasgow.

"On Thursday night after a really good start we had 15-20 minutes in the first half when we didn't play good football and agaisnt a good side like Leipzig that's going to cost us".

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