Ryan Christie celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Kieran Tierney, during the League Cup semi-final against Hearts, a game in which he grew into becoming a Celtic player, says his manager Brendan Rodgers
years. Scott Brown is an amazing player, a big personality. He's been fantastic, so it'll be great when he gets back. Olivier Ntcham is a top operator as well. But what this shows with this squad now is that you can't come off your game."
One of the main factors that contributed to Celtic's victory was the disciplined performances that Rodgers wrung out of players like James Forrest. The winger tormented his immediate opponent all night, but also ensured that, when he didn't have the ball, he was alive to the danger behind him.
“The manager does his homework on the teams we are playing against and, with the formation that Leipzig play, he wanted me and Scott Sinclair to tuck in,” Forrest said. “It's good that the staff help us as much as they can. Any footballer watches the teams that they are going to come up against and the manager and staff are really good giving the boys as much information as they can.
“Then, when we go out there, it's up to us to implement what they are telling us. It's all part of doing your job for the team.
“Leipzig were a good team, but all of the boys put in a real shift and that's what you need to do in Europe.”