Brendan Rodgers has made it known to Celtic fans that some of the slackness that crept into their game in the double treble season won’t be repeating itself next term under his watch.
The Celtic manager spoke of how great a season Celtic had with silverware but revealed that not everyone made an equal contribution towards that achievement.
The Irishman seems set to send out any slackers in his squad as he looks to negotiate through four Champions League qualifiers before the full commencement of the season.
“We didn’t achieve all of our goals but certainly we achieved our main ones, in terms of qualification for the Champions League. That was a good focus for us at the start of the season.” the manager told the Celtic View.
“We had a fantastic season in terms of winning the trophies, but there’s no doubt the effects of last season meant there were some moments when we didn’t defend well enough or run hard enough; not every player, but some players.
“We didn’t press the game as well as we wanted. We were able to find a way to get through the games when it didn’t happen – but it won’t happen next year. We know we need to play at a greater intensity more often.”
Like any good manager, Brendan did not reveal the identity of the players he believes to be underperforming. The Irishman will in no time determine if they can improve their game or some may be left behind.