Celtic beat away hoodoo in Champions League win over rock-bottom Anderlecht


But of course, you come into the Champions League; I think people recognise this is a good side that is developing well but you come away to a club with a great history like Anderlecht, who got to the quarter-finals of the Europa League previous year, and to come and play to that level, to be as convincing as that, I think of course people recognise that as: "'Actually, they are a very good team'". "That's something I said to the players afterwards that we need to continue to work on because at this level you have to be that little bit more patient also".

"You see the fitness and everything of the players".

"We can be better".

The first goal we showed great patience.

"It was a real pressure game for us". I think Lenny was the last in 2012 and before that God knows when a Scottish team has won away from home.

"They will play better".

"Lots of people look at all the goals we score and the creativity we have, but we have a defensive philosophy that's really about being aggressive and being compact and you saw that tonight". They have risky players like Patrick Roberts and the captain [Scott Brown], who has been with them for such a long time.

Peter Lawwell says Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has done an incredible job with a squad largely made up of players from Ronny Deila's time at the club.

"In spells with the ball we were very, very good".

Now, pundit Ian Wright has told BBC Sport that whilst many will belittle Celtic, their result in Belgium was "very impressive", and manager Brendan Rodgers deserves major praise for the way he gets his side to raise their game in Europe after coasting through Scottish football.

"Not really", he replied when asked about whether Celtic had taken a significant step towards clinching third place. So maybe our 5-0 wasn't too bad.

"After that Oli grew into it, he put his body on the line, got on the ball".