A Scott Sinclair hat-trick and two more goals from Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts gave Celtic their 28th win in 30 Scottish Premiership games this season, this one against Hearts, securing the Glasgow side their sixth consecutive title, since their 25-point difference from second-placed Aberdeen is impossible to be covered in the remainder of the season.
Minutes after the final whistle, an obviously thrilled Brendan Rodgers was asked by Sky Sports to comment on what kind of chances Celtic would have, participating in the Premier League.
I have absolutely no doubt we would be very competitive, because we’ve got the Celtic factor. We have 60,000 fans every other week. We would be one of the top six clubs in the English Premier League and then that puts you on a different level altogether
the Northern Irish manager said, remembering his first PL experience at the helm of another non-English club.
We took a Swansea team who won the Championship into the Premier League and we finished 11th, but for us and what we were trying to do, that was very, very good
Rodgers said, as if taking it for granted that if lowly Swansea managed to finish 11th, Celtic would do way better than that.