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Rodgers outlines Celtic’s European aspirations for next season

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has challenged his club to perform well in the Champions League next season.

The Bhoys dominated Scottish football from start to finish this season and completed the treble by defeating Aberdeen 2-1 in the final of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

Though the Bhoys are on brilliant form and undefeated in their past 47 matches in Scottish football, they have failed to perform well in European competition in the modern era and this is one of the seasons why many still do not believe that Scottish Football is not on par with that of the English Premiership and Spanish La Liga.

Whilst speaking on his team’s ambitions for Europe next season, Rodgers said, “We want to qualify first and foremost. That will always be a challenge. Then we have to see what we can do.

“You have to be careful and recognise where we are. We’re 10 times behind budget-wise. You have to be realistic. The gauge for us is to measure calmly once we’ve qualified.

“We would like to be in Europe for the second part of the season, whatever competition that’s in, and that’s a huge, huge ask for a club like ourselves.”