Scotland's failures no issue for Rodgers

Scotland's failures no issue for Rodgers

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers doesn't expect Scotland's struggles over the international break to have an impact on his side.

Scotland's chances of qualifying for World Cup 2018 in Russia took a big blow last weekend as they were held to a home draw by Lithuania before a 3-0 defeat in Slovakia.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, Kieran Tierney, James Forrest and Craig Gordon were all in the Scotland squad but Rodgers doesn't think he will have to raise their morale ahead of Motherwell's visit on Saturday.

When asked if he would have to lift the players, Rodgers said: "No, not at all. I am sure they were disappointed but I always say to the players who go away to play with their international team, just worry about your international team, don't worry about Celtic.

"Go away, give your best to the coaches and managers to be the best you can for your country.

"When you come back to here, only worry about Celtic.

"When you drive up through Lennoxtown and through the gates, the focus goes to Celtic and they come into an ambience where the spirit is really high.

"It is a good environment to come to and they just slotted back in this morning and trained very well."


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