A two nil win at Celtic Park yesterday against Hearts capped off the year in fine fashion for Celtic. Not only have Brendan Rodgers men gone the entire season unbeaten they also look set to take home the clubs first treble since the Martin O’Neill era next weekend with a Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen.
Many took to social media last night to praise the work at Celtic since Rodgers arrived, there is no doubt the club itself and the fans are on a high over what they have witnessed the past few months in particular. Images beamed across the world of the game before kick off as the fans paid tribute to the Lisbon Lions. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s European Cup win in Lisbon in 1967.
A packed out Celtic Park marked the historic occasion with a spectacular tifo display. The 67th minute also saw the clubs much loved Green Brigade mark the occasion in their own way with their own banners mixed with a visually beautiful pyro display too.
The end of the game saw Celtic presented with the league trophy. A successful day all round and now with just one game to go this Celtic team look set to continue their winning streak and top off this years campaign with the treble.
What Rodgers has achieved at the club since he has arrived has been nothing short of brilliant. Decent signings and the development of players at the club who struggled to get a game before he arrived has seen this side succeed. Of course like with anything there will be the typical “My nan could score in that league” the fact of the matter is Celtic can only beat what is put in front of them, and they have the entire season, with he exception of the odd fixture, which is incredible.
Rodgers focus must now be on Europe and with the year that is in it Celtic fans more than ever will want to see a decent run in the Champions League. Keeping the team together will be his aim as Patrick Roberts looks set to return to Manchester City a move I feel he will regret in the long run. Should Celtic break the bank for this young lad? 100% the question I feel isn’t money but more the player himself who I think has his heart set on a return to England.
Rumours of signings will gather pace in the next few weeks as Rodgers will look to strengthen the team further. One thing is for certain as a Celtic supporter myself in my 20’s I have never witnessed a side like this in my memory, let’s hope the good times continue- “this is how it feels to be Celtic”.