“This day was always going to happen”. Who can argue with this Brendan Rodgers line? For the first time since May 2016, Celtic lost to a Scottish opponent, seeing their 69-game unbeaten run come to an end.
Hearts proved absolutely ruthless, obliging the Scotland champions to a humiliating 4-0 loss, looking much more motivated and better prepared for the game.
First of all, I need to give credit to Hearts. It’s a thoroughly deserved win; they were the better team. We didn’t cope with their physicality in our backline, we made too many mistakes. We could have played five games today and not scored a goal
Rodgers admitted, talking to BBC Scotland after the match. As for his team’s… historic accomplishment;
I also want to congratulate my players. To have gone through 69 games and this to be their first defeat; of course it’s a sore one when you are beaten like that but they can hold their heads up. They have been absolutely amazing over those 18 months. They’ve set a record that may well never be beaten and they can be very proud
the Celtic boss said. What next for them? The… self-evident;
We hit the reset button and look to get three points in our next game. Now that the run is finished, we want to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible