Rogic lauded by Celtic fans after treble triumph

He might not have got on the scoresheet in the final but Caltex Socceroos playmaker Tom Rogic was still the toast of Celtic fans after their Scottish FA Cup final win over Motherwell.

Celtic completed back-to-back domestic trebles overnight thanks to their 2-0 win at Hampden Park, creating Scottish football history in the process.

Both Jock Stein's Celtic side of 1970 and Walter Smith's Rangers outfit of 1994, both fell at the final hurdle as they attempted successive trebles.

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But with Rogic a real focal point of this Celtic team, they had too much quality for Motherwell to reaffirm themselves as the undisputed kings of Scotland.

"For us to be the first team to have done it is a real privilege and a real special day," manager Brendan Rodgers told BBC Scotland.

"Through all the different eras of the game up here, certain teams have dominated and then it flipped, and in all that time it was never achieved.

"It will probably take time to enjoy it. My feelings are more with the supporters, the players, the staff, the board that brought me in a few years ago. I'm so happy for them.

"There's not many days in your life when you wake up with a chance of creating history. The players had a chance to create a memory that will last the rest of their lives."

In the lead up to the final, Rogic signed a new five-year deal to remain at Celtic until at least the end of the 2022/23 season.

The young Aussie admitted this week he could be a Celtic player for life.

Hoops fans certainly would hope that’s the case given the impact the ‘Wizard of Oz’ has had during his time in Glasgow.

While transferring their domestic success into European football is a major goal of Rodgers, they’ll start by targeting winning every trophy available in Scotland again next season.

"That's our idea. I certainly need to push them even harder next season, no doubt about that. They won't get too many pats on the back, that's for sure,” he said.

"We're here to win. I think we can be better. We dropped too many points this year, especially at home.

“Everyone recognised that this year was going to be difficult on the back of last season, but to still churn that out and have that spirit and to produce good performances when you need to is impressive.

"It's so easy to go soft and to go timid and not have quite the same aggression. That was something I was aware of at the beginning of the season because for teams like ourselves it's not so much the punches in the head or the body that stop you, it's the pats on the back.

“We haven't given out too many of those. We can never be satisfied. We have to have the hunger to succeed."

Tom Rogic