Brendan Rodgers was full of praise after his Celtic side made a superb comeback to beat Motherwell 4-3 in a thrilling game at Fir Park.
The hosts took the lead after just three minutes after a skilful finish by striker Louis Moult, who then doubled his side’s lead just over half an hour later.
Despite being behind, Rodgers’ team fought back and were rewarded for their efforts.
Celtic 4-3 Motherwell (3/12/16)
Callum McGregor ⚽️
Patrick Roberts ⚽️
Stuart Armstrong ⚽️
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Speaking to the media after the game, the Celtic boss said:
I’m absolutely delighted with the result, and the second half performance showed we are a winning team with a winning mentality.
We needed to change the momentum of the game so we changed the shape of the team to 3-diamond-3 to give them different problems.
The players’ level technically and tactically, how they worked the spaces and the goals were sublime. In those adverse moments they kept fighting and that shows you the spirit and quality in our squad.
The Hoops went in at half-time trailing, though substitute Callum McGregor gave Rodgers’ side a lifeline after a goal a few minutes into the second half.
On-loan winger Patrick Roberts equalised with twenty minutes to go after heading it past Samson but Motherwell took the lead shortly after when Lionel Ainsworth volleyed one in from the back-post.
Stuart Armstrong, who played a crucial role in helping Celtic fight back, then leveled after a fantastic ball through from Roberts.
Aussie Tom Rogic lasted the full ninety and netted the winner in the dying moments after a sweet strike with his right foot.
The win means Celtic’s unbeaten streak in the Premiership continues as well as their lead at the top of the table.
They now travel down south to face Manchester City in the final Champions League group stage game on Tuesday night. Pride is the only thing that they can play for but it should be an interesting game nonetheless.