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Brendan Rodgers Takes the Blame for Celtic’s Defeat at Hibs And Laments ‘Indiscipline’

Brendan Rodgers Takes the Blame for Celtic’s Defeat at Hibs And Laments ‘Indiscipline’

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has taken the blame for his side’s defeat at Easter Road this afternoon, after deciding to switch to an unexpected back-three in the capital.

Hot on the heels of Thursday night’s Europa League loss against RB Salzburg, the Hoops travelled to Edinburgh looking to get back to the top of the Premier League but they were behind just 48 seconds into the game.

Vykintas Slivka scored the first and Florin Kamberi added the second after the half-time break, in what was a pretty underwhelming display from the Premiership champions.

After the full-time whistle, Rodgers faced the media, and he admitted his decision to change shape, without the likes of Tom Rogic and Ryan Christie, didn’t go to plan.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, via the Daily Record: “We didn’t play well and that’s my fault. Obviously we had players missing so we changed the system and our way of working.

“We did OK at times but we switched off for the two moments, tactical discipline really, in the first minute of the game.

“And for the second one it’s from a set-piece, we get broken on.

“Apart from that we had some good passages but we didn’t have enough today.

“We didn’t have the players to play the way we normally do, that’s my feeling.

“We’re trying to change that (the formation) in order to help the team. It didn’t really stop us switching off for the goals.

“We conceded two poor goals. But yeah, at this stage of the season I think I know what my best team is.

“But when we make changes we expect to better.

“It’s irrelevant (squad depth). We work with what we’ve got for now. I expect, with what we’ve got, to be better than what we were today.

“I’m not even thinking about it (the transfer window), to be honest. We’ve got a game on Wednesday night and important games before the end of the year.”

Celtic could now finish this afternoon third in the table, ahead of a showdown with Old Firm rivals Rangers on December 29. But what do you think of Rodgers’ comments?

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