Sport Scott Brown challenges teammates to prove Brendan Rodgers wrong

21:01  06 december  2017
21:01  06 december  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Dedryck Boyata hits out at Motherwell triple header

  Dedryck Boyata hits out at Motherwell triple header Dedryck Boyata ha spoken about the fixture list after him and his Celtic teammates will play Motherwell three times in six days. The two sides met at Hampden Park in the Betfred Scottish League Cup Final, with the Hoops winning 2-0 with two second-half goals. However, prior to this, it was decided they would face each other in a double-header the following week. The Bhoys will play Motherwell three times at three different grounds in under a week: Hampden Park, Fir Park on Wednesday night and Celtic Park on Saturday. Meanwhile, Rangers and Aberdeen face a double-header as well, with a meeting at Ibrox on Wednesday and Pittodrie on Sunday. Speaking to the media, Boyata said (via Daily Record): “I saw the fixtures. It doesn’t look good from a playing point of view. You want to see other faces, you know. However, I don’t make the schedules, I only play the games.” Celtic players only had one day off, Monday, to celebrate their League Cup win against Motherwell, before they were in training again, to face Motherwell midweek before their match this weekend, against Motherwell. Boyata has said however that he is just happy to be playing, after seeing the unbeaten season last campaign mostly from the sidelines, saying (via Daily Record): “I have come so far from where I was a year ago and that is why I will never complain about playing. I am just enjoying the moment, I can’t even criticise the prospect of playing the same team three times.

Scott Brown has challenged his Celtic team - mates to prove boss Brendan Rodgers wrong by showing they can cut it amongst the Europa League big guns. The Hoops clinched third spot in their Champions League group to book themselves a slot in UEFA’s secondary competition.

Scott Brown has challenged his Celtic team - mates to prove boss Brendan Rodgers wrong by showing they can cut it amongst the Europa League big guns. The Hoops clinched third spot in their Champions League group to book themselves a slot in UEFA’s secondary competition.

Scott Brown has challenged his fellow Celtic start to prove manager Brendan Rodgers wrong by playing well in Europe in the New Year.

Speaking after the Hoops lost at home to Anderlecht at Celtic Park last night, Rodgers said:

“Some of our players have a long way to go before they can call themselves players at this level.”

Whilst Celtic won’t be playing Champions League football after the turn of the new year, they will be in the Last 32 of the Europa League and Brown has challenged the squad to use that competition as way of showing that they are good enough to play on the continental stage.

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He said:

Rodgers not changing his preparation ahead of third Motherwell tie

  Rodgers not changing his preparation ahead of third Motherwell tie Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says it’s business as usual for him as he prepares his side to face Motherwell for the third consecutive game. The Sunday Post reports that the Scottish champions will not be using different methods in their preparations, despite it being the third time the two sides meet in the space of a week. “Of course it is not the norm but there is no more or less preparation. We look at the game, we will do our analysis, we will study what the game was like on Wednesday and reference the game last weekend but really, looking forward to the game on Saturday to get the three points off them.” Celtic beat Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup final 2-0 last Sunday with James Forrest and Moussa Dembele scoring the goals to clinch the Hoops’ first trophy of the season. The two sides met again on Wednesday night, where they played out a 1-1 draw with Scott Sinclair scoring a late penalty to clinch a point for the visitors, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season. Saturday’s game is at Celtic Park and Rodgers’ men will be hoping to extend their four-point lead at the top of the table.

Scott Brown has challenged his Celtic team - mates to prove boss Brendan Rodgers wrong by showing they can cut it amongst the Europa League big guns. The Hoops clinched third spot in their Champions League group to book themselves a slot in UEFA’s secondary competition.

Scott Brown has challenged his Celtic team - mates to prove boss Brendan Rodgers wrong by showing they can cut it amongst the Europa League big guns. The Hoops clinched third spot in their Champions League group to book themselves a slot in UEFA’s secondary competition.

“Those are always hard words to hear but this is when you have to go and prove everyone wrong. Tuesday was a very disappointing game but we know we can play better than that. It’s the big games that count but we didn’t do that against Anderlecht.”

Brown went on to say that he is looking forward to the draw on Friday and that the squad need to learn from the mistakes that they’ve made in Europe in recent seasons in order to endure that they have a good run in the competition.

“There are some fantastic teams in the hat so we’re looking forward to the draw on Friday. We can take a lot of lessons into the Europa League, especially about playing at home. We need to get a victory or something to hold on to when we go away from home.”

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Gardaí searching for missing man (71) release CCTV images .
Gardaí searching for an elderly man missing from the south Dublin area have issued CCTV images in the hope of tracing his whereabouts. Brendan Burke (71) is missing from Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, since November 15. He is missing from the Bloomfield Care Centre and was last seen at 4.17pm on the 15th outside the Permanent TSB in Rathmines. Gardaí have released CCTV stills from the Permanent TSB in the hope that this will encourage people who were in the area and who may have seen him to come forward.An analysis of phone records also show that Mr Burke was in the city centre at around 8pm on that evening.

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