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Rodgers happy after ‘psychologically’ good win for Celtic

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.

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“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.

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