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Rodgers admits Celtic need to play better, despite 1-0 Europa League win

Brendan Rodgers has said that his Celtic side need to start playing more dynamic and positive football after their 1-0 win over Rosenborg.

The Hoops dominated possession against the Norwegian side at Celtic Park, but were forced to wait until the 87th minute for striker Leigh Griffiths to score the only goal of the game to secure the three points.

The result comes on the back of what has been a less than impressive start for the Scottish champions, winning only three of their opening five Scottish Premiership games, scoring just five goals in the process, leaving Rodgers to urge his side to play more adventurous football:

“We can play a lot better,” Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers told BT Sport.

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“It was a win for our spirit and our persistence. We kept going, we kept fighting.

“We need to improve considerably in the final third at this level. It’s still early in the season and we will keep looking for solutions in training.

“Five clean sheets in a row as well, which is good, didn’t have a shot on target against us.

“I understand it [the frustration] with the supporters. They’ve been used to the team being a bit more dynamic and faster and better in our attacking moments. At the moment, too many passes going back.

“But it’ll come and we’ll find the solutions. It’s very important you continue to win and to get a 1-0 in the opening European game, it’s a very important three points for us.”

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