Rodgers right to have a go
transformed him as a player, looking every inch the first-team member making the step down in the match against PSG, rather than a raw youngster.
“I feel like I’ve got that firstteam sharpness t hrough training with them every day,” he said. “I’m becoming a better player, and I think I showed that against PSG.
“I’m better at pressing and my level of fitness has improved, allowing me to get touch-tight to people. In the later stages of the game, I’m able to make that run and help the team.
“The full team are a great bunch of lads. They don’t make you feel out of place. Even the manager takes you aside and talks to you and makes you feel comfortable.
“When I come down to the 20s now I feel like the experienced one, and I feel like I can help them out. I can talk to them and show them how easy it can be if you put the work in. It just naturally comes to your game.”
As a winger turned full-back, Miller says that Kieran Tierney, who made the same transition in his early career, is having a big influence on his game.
“It was December last year I got put in against Man City because we never had a leftback, and the gaffer like me there,” said Miller. “Before I knew it I was making my debut there against Partick Thistle.
“When you play with the firstteam you are like a winger anyway because you have so much of the ball, but I’m learning that defensive side and it’s getting better and better.” PAUL HARTLEY has confessed he would have hidden from the headlines if he was still a Celtic player – but he says Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers had every right to have a rare blast at his side after their Champions League nightmare.
Rodgers slated his team for playing “like under-12s” in the first-half of their 5-0 hammering from PSG on Tuesday night.
The result was Celtic’s worst-ever home defeat in Europe and their heaviest loss on home soil since 1895.
Hartley, who played 13 times for Celtic in Europe, said: “He would be angry because when they were in possession of the ball they were poor, and they’re a possession-based team.
“Brendan had every right to criticise his players, even in public.
“I don’t think he’s ever done that, just because of the success they’ve had.”
The former Dundee manager added: “If I’m a Celtic player, I don’t read the press the next day
“I think the players know they let themselves down and Brendan knows they’re better than they showed.”