Football: Celtic Still Have 'massive Job' In Israel - Rodgers

Football: Celtic still have 'massive job' in Israel - Rodgers

GLASGOW, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 18th Augst,2016) - Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers refused to get carried away after his side took a major step towards qualifying for the Champions League group stages with a 5-2 win over Hapoel Beer-Shevaon at Parkhead Wednesday. The Scottish champions are] looking to book a berth in the lucrative group stages of Europe's elite competition for the first time in three years. Rodgers, whose first foray into Champions League qualification this season saw the Hoops embarrasingly lose a first leg tie 1-0 to Gibraltar part-timers Lincoln Red Imps, said there was still a work to be done.

"We're not getting carried away. There's still a massive job to do out there. But I think we showed tonight that when the space is reduced we can score goals," said Rodgers, the former Liverpool manager. "If they have to come and attack then there's going to be more space for us to play on the counter. "It's a three-goal advantage but for us the mentality is that it's 0-0 and we just have to get the job done next week." Rodgers watched his side make a dream start after a strike from Australian international Tom Rogic and a double from Leigh Griffiths gave them a commanding 3-0 half-time lead. However, goals from Hapoel's Lucio Maranhao and captain Maor Melikson looked to have changed the complexion of the tie.