Celtic's 69-game Unbeaten Run Ends In 4-0 Rout At Hearts

Brendan Rodgers firmly believes players need mentality as much as talent in order to make

The Hoops had not lost a domestic match since May 2016, against St Johnstone, in the penultimate game in charge for Brendan Rodgers's predecessor Ronny Deila.

David Milinkovic's second-half brace completed the rout for Hearts, meaning Celtic's lead atop the SPL table stays at just two points. "Even more so if they are a Rangers fan".

What they have done is absolutely incredible but to use this feeling that they haven't felt for 18 months, use it as a lever moving forward and let's learn from it and be better for it.

Rodgers gathered his players on the Tynecastle pitch at full-time and urged the Scottish Premiership leaders to use the frustration of defeat as fuel for another long unbeaten run. They did everything they could to run the miles they needed to to shut Celtic down.

Certainly, their want for those to attributes was badly shown up at Tynecastle, where the industry and keenness of the hosts allowed them to control the game.

Rodgers brought on striker Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong for Tierney and Olivier Ntcham at the start of the second half but soon found themselves three down when Milinkovic took advantage of a Simunovic slip and rounded Gordon before knocking the ball into the net.

Fair play to Celtic wanting the streak to end on 69, nice!

"We are a bigger target because of what we have done, we accept that and now go and look to win our next game".

"Firstly, congratulations to Hearts, they were the better team today and deserved to win the game", the Northern Irishman told Sky Sports News.

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