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Friday 22 June 2018

Rodgers: Fans' joy made treble sweet

DELIGHT: Rodgers. Pic: Reuters
DELIGHT: Rodgers. Pic: Reuters

Brendan Rodgers admits seeing the look of joy on the jubilant Celtic faithful made his side's double treble triumph all the sweeter.

The Hoops boss followed up the Invincibles feat of his debut Parkhead season with a second successive clean sweep as the Hoops became the first Scottish side to win back-to-back trebles.

And while that achievement meant much to the Northern Irishman, he took more satisfaction from seeing the club's supporters lap up their latest record-breaking campaign.

Around 15,000 supporters spilled onto the streets of Glasgow's east end in the hours after their 2-0 Scottish Cup final win as the Celtic squad embarked on an open top bus parade to show off this season's haul. And it is a day that will live with Rodgers forever.

"Last year felt like a dream, winning the treble in my first season - and this season was just remarkable really and historical," he said.

"For me, it's seeing the happiness of everyone else. People ask what it means to me but I grew up as a Celtic supporter and seeing what it means to people gives me the joy - seeing children, women and men, granddads and grandparents, all smiling and being so happy and being on the streets.

"That gives me the joy, as does the happiness of the players, knowing they've achieved something and added something more to their profile."

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