Brendan Rodgers has labelled his Celtic side’s win over Rangers on Sunday as “special”, with the Hoops running riot with a 4-0 victory.
Speaking to reporters after the match, as quoted by the club’s official website, Rodgers spoke of his happiness with Celtic’s performance in the Glasgow Derby.
They’re all very special in their own way. Knowing what these games are about, and knowing how tense and edgy they can be, always makes them special occasions.
Every game has been different and I’ve enjoyed every single one. When you get to the semi-final stage and you win, and there’s something on the end of it, then of course it can make it extra special. They’re all great wins and it’s a brilliant day for the supporters.
Celtic extended their unbeaten run against their bitter rivals with what was an emphatic display in the Scottish Cup semi-finals. Goals from Tom Rogic, Callum McGregor, Moussa Demebele and lastly Olivier Ntcham secured a memorable win for Rodgers’ men.
The Northern Irish manager discussed how he felt his side’s performance against Rangers ranked up there with some of the best he’s seen from the team this season.
We play so many games and we’re not always going to be at our best. But I think this season we’ve had a number of really good performances. Certainly in the big games we’ve had the edge that we look for. What the players have done these last couple of seasons is really inspire the supporters to believe that they can actually achieve sometimes the impossible.
We’re focused and geared up for all our games but when you get to these games you know what’s at stake.
Celtic have now avoided defeat against Rangers for 10 consecutive matches, with the Scottish Premiership leaders boasting an impressive record this season.
Rodgers will be hoping that his men can continue to impress as the end of the season approaches, with accolades such as the Scottish Cup still to play for.