Celtic Edge Closer to Premiership Title After Derby Victory

Brendan Rodgers praised his players’ mentality and unity after Celtic’s crucial 2-1 victory over city rivals Rangers at Celtic Park. The win puts Celtic six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with just two games remaining.

Rodgers acknowledged the challenges faced by Celtic throughout the season, including injuries and fan frustration, but highlighted the team’s resilience in staying unified. He emphasized that while the title race hasn’t been perfect, Celtic are now within touching distance of securing their place as champions.

The victory over Rangers was particularly significant as it marked Rodgers’ 13th win in 17 Old Firm derbies over his two spells in charge. Despite facing criticism earlier in the season, Rodgers expressed pride in the team’s progress and their determination to sprint over the finish line.

With just two matches left in the season, a draw in either game against Kilmarnock or St Mirren will be enough to clinch the title for Celtic. Rodgers emphasized the importance of maintaining the team’s mentality and unity as they approach the final matches of the season.

Meanwhile, BBC Sportsound pundit Leanne Crichton highlighted the significant gap between Celtic and Rangers, stating that Celtic should have won the league comfortably. She suggested that the financial rewards from winning the league and competing in the Champions League should widen the gap further in Celtic’s favor.

Looking ahead, Rangers will need to regroup and possibly undergo squad changes to compete with Celtic in the future. While Celtic celebrates their derby victory and near-certain title win, Rodgers and his team are already looking towards the next challenges, including making a statement in European competitions.

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