Scott Brown challenges teammates to prove Brendan Rodgers wrong


Scott Brown challenges teammates to prove Brendan Rodgers wrong

We couldn't keep the ball.

Admitting his players have to improve hugely to compete at the top level in Europe, however, Rodgers said: 'The big picture is, having qualified for two Champions League, the ultimate aim was to get into the Europa League and the players have done that.

'Midway through that first half had to change it tactically to try to stem the flow of the game but I was thankful to get in at 0-0 at half-time.

"We're used to being at home, keeping the ball and having a lot of possession but Craig has just told me the passing stats and it's not great".

"There is huge pride but it is hard to feel that when you have lost".

"But we are through and we can look forward to it when it comes round in February".

"The main thing was that we did what we set out at the start of the group to do and we've got to the Europa League".

"There are going to be much better teams than us, we have to be clear on that". "That showed towards the end of the game where we weren't looking to get back into it but were defending a defeat, which is a odd situation to be in".

"We have done awesome, we were fourth seeds and not many of them have got into third place".

"We know that, if we're not performing at the top levels, then at this club you are able to be replaced".

He said: "You have to score a second goal to make them doubt more".

And Vanhaezebrouck will be preparing Anderlecht for an early Celtic onslaught, knowing his opposite number Brendan Rodgers will want his team to get on the scoresheet early.

"There have been a few occasions when he's been unhappy with us".

By all accounts it was an insipid performance from a Hoops side who never looked motivated to see off Anderlecht with a victory as a host of their big names failed to do the business.

Celtic fans lost their minds over the incredible performer of Olivier Ntcham on Twitter on Tuesday even though they saw their team fall to a 1-0 defeat at Parkhead.