Nir Bitton hoping to keep Celtic's run going

Celtic beat Motherwell 2-0 on Saturday

BY Simon Maguire 15:29 Sunday 19 February 2017, 15:29 19 Feb 2017

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Scottish champions Celtic kept their lead at the top of the league at 24 points after beating Motherwell 2-0 on Saturday.

Speaking to the club's Celtic View magazine, midfielder Nir Bitton said: “It’s always good to have a game and play. I just want to keep going. Every single one of us is part of Celtic and the team, and when the gaffer chooses us to play, we will give everything we possibly can, including me.

“When you don’t play, it’s quite difficult mentally and you are always thinking what am I doing wrong and why I’m not playing, but you need to accept it. When you play for a club like Celtic, there is competition for every position and you need to deal with it. I have played seven games in a row, I’m working hard and trying to show that I deserve to keep playing,” he added. 

Referring to the influence of new manager Brendan Rodgers, he said: "He has worked with some of the best players in the world and he almost won the league with Liverpool. He is a big name, a big coach, and there is a lot we can learn from him.

“On top of that, he is a very honest man. He will tell you to your face what he is thinking about you and what you need to improve. Everyone gets a chance, and no-one in the squad can say they have never got a chance. He respects everyone and he tells you what you need to do, and as long as you do that, then you will get a chance.

What is said between me and the gaffer, I will keep to myself. Basically, the gaffer likes high-tempo, attacking football and he has been trying to improve these kinds of things in me, and I will do as much as I can to improve and learn, as there is a lot to learn from the gaffer,” he added.



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