Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists his Celtic players are focused on a swift return to Scottish Premiership action, despite their latest cup triumph.
A league trip to Motherwell on Wednesday has curtailed time savouring the silverware but the former Swansea and Liverpool boss insists sights are already set on the next task.
“You are always planning forward and try to think of the next target,” said Rodgers, whose Celtic side are a point behind leaders and rivals Rangers with a game in hand.”
“Time will judge us as a team. We certainly aren’t finished yet in terms of what we want to achieve.”
“We are very hungry to sustain this period of our game and what we are trying to win. It is a testament to the players in the two and half years we have been here, the confidence and resilience.”
Rodgers insists skipper Scott Brown still has a big role to play, despite starting the cup final on the bench. He also spoke of how the team is in a very good condition and are playing very well at the moment, expressing his delight in the current shape of his Celtic squad.
Scott Brown may give Rodgers a selection dilemma but Dedryck Boyata will miss the Fir Park clash with a hamstring injury. The Hoops defender picked up problem against the Dons at Hampden Park and is a doubt for next week’s crunch Europa League match against Salzburg, too.
Kristoffer Ajer (fractured eye socket), Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani (both knee) remain out and Nir Bitton is on the comeback trail following knee trouble.