Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was forthright in his assessment of their 0-0 draw with Livingstone today in the Premiership.
The point for Celtic sees them climb into top spot ahead of Hearts, but the manager was honest in his thoughts admitting his side felt the effects of the Europa League game against RB Leipzig last Thursday.
“We aim to win every game and sometimes these games after the big show mid-week can be flat, but I think the players gave absolutely everything.’’ Rodgers told the press after the game.
Promoted Livingstone had previously claimed big wins against Rangers and Hibernian this season at home, where they play on an artificial surface.
Rodgers made reference to the difficulty of playing on this kind of pitch, but in no way did he undermine the efforts of today’s opponents.
“It was probably the hardest game to come to after our mid-week game – the surface, against a team that’s physically very strong, who play long balls into the box, throw ins that really test the basics of your game.’’ He continued.
“I thought we did that element really well and then the space starts to open up the game naturally isn’t as quick as it would be on a grass pitch.