Brendan Rodgers has hailed Celtic’s Scottish League Cup victory over St Johnstone as a boost for his side psychologically after his side have made the worst start to a season since 1998.
Having lost to Kilmarnock on Saturday – a result which leaves them down in sixth place in the Scottish Premiership and six points behind the leaders, Hearts – the Hoops got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win to send them through to the League Cup semi-finals.
Speaking after the game, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was happy to get back to winning ways as it will be a boost for the team’s mentality:
“What’s most important tonight is to get through,” said Rodgers.
“We scored one and could’ve had maybe one or two more. The keeper’s made some fantastic saves but we got ourselves in the next round so I’m very pleased.
“Psychologically, it’s a very good win for us. We’re into the semi-finals. Whoever you get, it’s always going to be a tough game.”
Celtic were kept apart from their Old Firm rivals Rangers in the semi-final draw, and will instead play the early league leaders, Hearts.