Brendan Rodgers seems to be to January switch window in preparation for busy summer time
In the meantime, World Cup qualification for the fortunate trio has had a optimistic knock-on impact, in line with Rodgers. “I think there is a real good-feel factor there. Everyone is happy for them,” he mentioned. “You would have seen Mikael’s celebrations within the week, and he’s come again stuffed with enthusiasm. That’s contagious, and it goes across the group.
“Tom Rogic? God, if anybody deserves to be at the World Cup it’s him, given how far he’s had to travel – constantly all around tKhe world. Cristian Gamboa will be there as well, and if Erik Sviatchenko gets into Danish squad the second part of the season, then there’s a chance for him as well.”
Celtic, after all, have fast enterprise on this season’s Champions League after they meet Paris Saint-Germain in Paris on Wednesday. The Scottish champions can’t make the knockout stage however stay favourites to assert the Europa League spot forward of Anderlecht and, though they misplaced 2-1 at house to Bayern Munich of their earlier outing, Rodgers noticed enchancment in his gamers’ efficiency.
“We performed very well in that game but didn’t get the result, so we can learn from that,” he mentioned.
“There had been a lot of nice moments in that sport, however our frustration was that from once we scored, there have been three minutes until they went forward once more and what’s so vital within the 10 minutes after you rating is you retain the ball as a lot as you’ll be able to. That was our solely downfall. We gave all the things within the sport. We defended properly, we got here from being behind and acquired stage and with 15 minutes to go, we’ve an incredible likelihood of getting a consequence. But after we scored, we gave the ball away 3 times and didn’t press as onerous as we usually would.
“Then abruptly, you’re 2-1 behind, in order that’s typical of the teachings that we’re discovering out on a regular basis. At this stage, it’s not a lot concerning the possession you may have, it’s about harmful possession.
“Can you present the character and confidence to point out you belong on that stage? These groups, PSG and Bayern Munich, are anticipated to go all the best way within the competitors.
“So realistically, it is tough for us. The question on Wednesday is can we play our game and improve?”