Sizzling Celtic hammer Partick Thistle as Patrick Roberts scores twice

Ruben Hill
May 19, 2017

"We will look to perform with the same focus, perform as well as we have done tonight and if we can do that then it puts in with a great chance of winning".

Celtic host Hearts on Sunday in the knowledge that a solitary point will be enough to see them crowned Scotland's "Invincibles".

Tierney said of Rodgers, "He is always so positive with everyone". We go one behind in the record for goals, so we have got everything to play for.

The Socceroo netted the team's second goal in the 26th minute as Celtic smashed the 100-goal barrier in the hammering.

"He was outstanding but he understood afterwards that I needed to protect him as the only fit striker at the moment".

"I thought he was excellent last night".

'He is only 20, but having worked with big talents like the Sterlings and Coutinhos, he certainly has all of the qualities.

Asked if it was unrealistic to think Roberts might return to Glasgow at some point, Rodgers showed signs of exasperation as he replied: 'No, it's not.

He said: "I think we were lucky it was five". That is it. That is the story'.

Former Celtic striker Sutton was following the match, and he has summed up the Hoops' performance in the match in one word - "outstanding". I think Celtic took their foot off the gas at half-time if I am being really honest.

"Having it for long periods, tiring out the opponents, playing high-level technical football, recovering the ball really well and then having that ruthless simplicity to score and keep that concentration from first minute to last".

"It was very disappointing".

'Celtic bring an atmosphere with them away from home.

'We also gave them a penalty which set them on their way. Not a lot of recovery time but the players have been absolutely brilliant - how they have recovered, how professional they have been.

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