Brendan Rodgers commended his side’s”tremendous achievement” once they dramatically secured a place in the last 32 of this Europa League.

The champions finished second in Group B even though losing 2-1 to last year Salzburg.

It required an improbable Rosenborg equaliser at Leipzig to push Celtic over the line, but Rodgers was thrilled with his negative.

“This campaign was games, therefore to complete a really hard group with nine points and adapt is a huge achievement.

“You’ve got two Champions League clubs in Salzburg and Leipzig, the investment, all that goes into their business that’s situated to succeed.

“So for all of people to come out in addition to a high heeled team, Leipzig, in one of many top European leagues, is still another large step in the progress of our players”

‘Yet a whole good deal to enhance on’

What started out as a European campaign has now blossomed into one of advantages for Rodgers.

After failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in his tenure, the Northern Irishman has guided Celtic to two wins over Rosenborg and a success at home against RB Leipzig.

That campaign looked just like counting for just as Celtic trailed Salzburg using Leipzig clinging to a lead in Germany just before the late leveller that assaulted the Germans of 2 key points of Tore Reginiussen.

“It was mixed emotions for me personally,” said Rodgers. “The 1 thing I hunted for tonight was performance. We did not play well. It’s as easy as that. I was frustrated.

“To come out of this using nine things shows the achievement over the duration of the games. You knew by the end. It’s mixed. There’s still a lot of areas we could improve on.”

Salzburg's Andre Ramalho


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