'We won't run away from the Bull' - Rodgers

Celtic midfielder Callum Mc Gregor believes RB Leipzig will provide a tough test for the Scottish champions

Celtic's chances of reaching the Europa League knockout stages took a further hit on Thursday as they were beaten 2-0 by RB Leipzig.

"But it's okay", Rodgers said, "We have a number of young players and other players who may have the opportunity over these next few games who have been training very hard and working very well to have an opportunity to play".

Oh Bhoys: A dejected Brendan Rodgers is all alone with his thoughts as he leaves the pitch at the Red Bull Arena after Celtic's defeat by Leipzig.

Rodgers, always keen to quash any possible distractions before games, rowed back from that sentiment yesterday when asked if there was any issue with the staging of the game in terms of an advantage for Hearts.

"We've obviously lost two matches against two very good sides away from home, but we've got three points on the board".

"We have a big squad and the ones who have come in are more than capable of playing at this level".

"It's about going and performing and taking that confidence of going to play and not being frightened to make mistakes".

And despite his squad limitations, Rodgers is confident his side have enough to forge a result. Lewis Morgan came in and gave everything in the game.

"From tonight's performance, I believe it's something that's well within our capabilities".

The home side cruised their way through the second half to leave the Scottish champions in third place with three points from nine, with leaders Salzburg on nine and RB Leipzig second with six.

Rangnick said: "It looks like these two teams will be fighting for second spot".

"He (Gamboa) felt a tightness so we will just have to look at it and see tomorrow but again, when you come off with that type of injury it can be a major doubt".

"But I do know Brendan Rodgers from Celtic and his spell at Liverpool and we know how he likes his teams to play".

"Those three are good players but Celtic are a club that is well known across Europe for not letting players go for a bargain".

Prior to that, Celtic take on Motherwell, Dundee FC and Hearts in the league, matches for which they will at least be able to welcome back Boyata.

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