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Qualifying For The Europa League A Massive Achievement - Brendan Rodgers

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Celtic 0 Anderlecht 1: Hoops into Europa League as Jozo Simunovic own goal seals fate

"We can score halfway through the second half and still go for it".

The feat did not impress Paul van Himst, the former Anderlecht player and coach, who expressed disdain for the Scottish champions when he said: "We should never have allowed ourselves to lose to a team of peasants like Celtic".

Anderlecht finished in last position and are out of Europe.

"They were better than us tonight but our aim was to get through to Europa League and come third in the group, that would be a massive achievement and we did that".

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon said that the nature of the game, where Celtic knew that anything less than a 3-0 defeat would ensure progress, meant an unusual approach even when a goal down. "But the disappointment [from the game] is still fresh and everyone in that changing room is a little bit disappointed that we didn't manage to get the ball and play our own game". We were poor in our ball possession, we couldn't keep it and needed too many touches.

"Maybe some of players felt they have a long way to go before they can call themselves players at this level". But we've shown over the course of this campaign that we can be better'. "We want to give the supporters a Champions League win at home".

"So we are going to have to be ready because the start will be possibly devastating. But we have a lot of work to do at this level, but we can look forward to the Europa League in February".

'What we have to do is try to somehow bridge the gap.

The Belgian side took three points in the final group stage game but Celtic had the better head to head record and kept third spot in the group and the prize of a Europa League place.

'Once we have qualified can we have European competition, of course we want the Champions League but we have to be realistic.

'We've done that. So next year it doesn't get any easier, if anything it'll become more hard'.

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