Celtic belong with big European sides – Rodgers

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his club belongs with the big teams in Europes and it would be a ‘great honour’ to be on par with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Celtic belong with big European sides – Rodgers

SHOWS: BEERSHEBA, ISRAEL (AUGUST 22, 2016) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CELTIC MANAGER, BRENDAN RODGERS, SAYING:

“You know, for us, our focus is on ourselves. You know, we did the job in the first leg. The responsibility is now with us and that’s how you want it. Like I say you now see a lot of the games across Europe are going to be tough and going to be tight and there’s a three goal difference in this game but it’ll still be a tough game for us but thankfully for us it’s our responsibility. You know, we worked very, very hard in our last game. The quality of our game has got us into this position so that gives us great confidence. But we’ll always respect them and the opponent but we know that, as I said, we’re in a good moment.”

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3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CELTIC MANAGER, BRENDAN RODGERS, SAYING:

“When you talk about the great clubs of European football you’re talking about the Barcelona’s, the Real Madrid’s, the AC Milan’s, you go through the various countries and Celtic is synonymous with those clubs. If you’re talking big clubs historically in Europe and a team that has won the European Cup you’re talking Glasgow Celtic. So, to be back in amongst that, that echelon of teams is a great honour for Celtic. It’s great for the supporters.”

STORY: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said he believes it will be a ‘great honour’ for his side to be playing against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Rodgers was speaking ahead of his club’s second leg qualifier against Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva.

Celtic go into the game leading 5-2 on aggregate and close to qualifying for the Champions League group stage.

“When you talk about the great clubs of European football you’re talking about the Barcelona’s, the Real Madrid’s, the AC Milan’s, you go through the various countries and Celtic is synonymous with those clubs. If you’re talking big clubs historically in Europe and a team that has won the European Cup you’re talking Glasgow Celtic. So, to be back in amongst that, that echelon of teams is a great honour for Celtic. It’s great for the supporters,” said Rodgers.

The Scottish champions Celtic play Hapoel Beer Sheva on Tuesday (August 23) at the Turner Stadium.

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