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It's a learning process and two points in Europe have exceeded most people's expectations, says Rodgers

By Ronnie Esplin

Published 04/11/2016

Tough task: Brendan Rodgers
Tough task: Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic have already exceeded outside expectations in the Champions League despite taking only two points from four Group C fixtures.

The Hoops' 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday night - after losing 2-0 at home to the Bundesliga outfit a fortnight ago - kept them at the bottom of the table.

After a 7-0 thrashing against Barcelona in the Nou Camp on match day one, the Scottish champions responded with a fine performance in the 3-3 home draw with Manchester City. The return game against Barca is next.

However, ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership game against Inverness tomorrow, Rodgers said: "I think everyone's expectation coming into it was that we wouldn't get a point. Everyone noted the opponents we were playing, that we would be lucky to get even a point.

"Manchester City was an outstanding team performance, we got a point from that and our last game away we showed a good level of performance and picked up a deserved point.

"So it is game by game. A tough one the next one, but I really look forward to that and we hope to get back to that level we showed against Manchester City.

"I said it was going to be a learning process for us and you can see the players are learning."

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