Final was great advert for Scottish football says defeated Andy Considine
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 17:08
Brendan Rodgers says Celtic have created an "identity" after Tom Rogic's stunning goal earned them a last-gasp 2-1 win against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final to secure an unbeaten domestic treble.
Patrick Roberts struck the post as the Hoops searched for a second goal just after the hour mark and they got the victor they fought so hard for in the first minute of added time as first-half substitute Tom Rogic took the ball through the penalty box and slotted past the diving Joe Lewis.
The 29-year-old netted the opening goal against Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup final on Saturday afternoon, a goal that capped an impressive season at Pittodrie.
"We are elated. It was a very tough game and to win it the way we did was special". Both players are wanted by the Ibrox club, but Burrows stated: "We sell a vision to players when they come here".
But Celtic should have taken the lead deep into five minutes added for Tierney's injury when Griffiths fired in a cross from the left but Scott Sinclair knocked over from just a few yards out.
"We'll set even bigger targets if we can go and achieve it again".
"To go unbeaten domestically, to get the treble, is just fantastic". Over the course of the season, our work, our game model and now we can build on that. We've had to be at our best, which is why I push the players in training every day.
"It's an absolutely incredible feeling for the football club, for the staff, for everyone and the players in particular, because they've been unbelievable".
Brendan Rodgers is believed to be keen on taking Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes to Celtic Park this summer.
"It's worked out better than I expected", he said. "They were playing a man-marking game so you have to be patient and move the ball side to side and eventually it becomes really hard to defend, when you are the defending team and that's what happened".
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists he is committed to the challenge of leading the Dons next season.