Brendan Rodgers: We will be ready for Motherwell

By Lewis Birrell

BRENDAN RODGERS insists Celtic will be ready for Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final despite last night’s 7-1 defeat to Paris St Germain.

 Moussa Dembele fired the Celts into an early lead but they were unable to contain the French giants and went in 4-1 down at half time.

Brazilian ace, Neymar netted a double before the interval and was aided by strikes from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.

The Northern Irishman is confident his players won’t be haunted by the result ahead of Sunday’s BetFred Cup Final date with Motherwell.

“We will be back on the training field and we will be ready and even more determined now to win on Sunday.

“So we will be absolutely fine.” He said.

While Rodgers acknowledges his side’s performance was below par, he wasn’t too hard on his players in the aftermath.

“Of course, with professional pride you are not so pleased and happy when you lose seven goals, but they gave everything.

“I would be very surprised if they (PSG) don’t make the final with the sheer level and quality they have in the team and the confidence which they play with each other.”

Last night saw PSG break the record for most team goals scored in a Champions League Group Stage with a tally of 24 goals with a fixture away to Bayern Munich still remaining.

PSG gaffer, Unai Emery added: “We had a very good performance and if we could have avoided the first goal (We have conceded in the tournament) it would have been better for us.

“We will analyse how we can improve for the next game.”

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