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Rodgers: An incredible feeling

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By Charlotte Marsh

Last Updated: 27/05/17 6:48pm

Brendan Rodgers gives credit to his players after Celtic completed the Treble beating Aberdeen 2-1 at Hampden Park

Brendan Rodgers says winning the treble with Celtic is an “incredible feeling” after they beat Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final.

The Hoops had already picked up the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup trophies ahead of the Hampden Park clash, with a late strike from Tom Rogic sealing the third title of an unbeaten domestic campaign.

It was the fourth time Celtic have won three trophies in a season during the clubs history and the first under Rodgers, who says his side’s quality showed through on an remarkable day.

“It’s an incredible feeling and an incredible end to the game,” the Hoops boss told Sky Sports after the game.

“It was a very tough game. We said to the players beforehand that if you want to make history, it is never easy. You have to work for it.

Tom Rogic’s injury-time goal sealed the Scottish Cup for Celtic as they beat Aberdeen 2-1

“Give credit to my players and the Aberdeen players because they worked tirelessly throughout the game but as it wore on, our quality and movement started to pay dividends.

“The football in the first half wasn’t so good. Obviously Aberdeen were trying to break the game up and we weren’t as fluent. Some of our football was a bit nervous but at half-time we told the players to stay calm. That’s how we’ve won games this season, by playing our football and they were playing a man-marking game.

“Then hopefully over time, they start to tire and the space opens up and that’s what started to happen, especially in the last half an hour. We started to create chances and our quality came through.

“It is an incredible feeling for the football club and the players in particular because they’ve been incredible.”

It was the first time in 16 years that Celtic have managed to win all three domestic trophies, and alongside their achievements, Rodgers believes his side can still get better.

Scott Brown lifts the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park

Scott Brown lifts the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park

Scott Brown lifts the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park

“I don’t think you can top this but what I will say is that we’ve created an identity this year that allows us to build,” he added.

“This may be a once in a lifetime achievement, going unbeaten domestically and win a treble. It is a very difficult thing to do but we’ve created an identity from which to go forward and get better.”

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