Celtic got their biggest win of the season so far, as they won 2-1 against Feyenoord. It was their first Champions League win since Brendan Rodgers was manager the last time around, and they got a 3-0 victory over Anderlecht. On the other hand, it had been longer than a decade since they had won in the competition at Parkhead.
Of course, nothing was riding on the result and Celtic did finish bottom of their group despite the win. But still, it should be a confidence booster to a team that has struggled for consistency throughout the campaign.
The important thing is to make sure that the team is further strengthened in January. Winning against Feyenoord does not mean that all the problems that we have seen throughout the season have been solved automatically.
Rodgers has openly admitted that the squad needs strengthening on more than one occasion. And he did so against after the win. As reported by Football Scotland, the Celtic manager said at
"We've known it has been a challenge with key players being out but I've seen enough over the course in how we've played and fought that if we can strengthen this squad, add quality in key areas, we can take the confidence from this victory and look to qualify next year and see if we can push on.
"You have to have certain qualities to perform at this level."
Rodgers sends Celtic transfer message in public
The January transfer window is going to be very important for Celtic. They have slipped up on numerous occasions in the league in recent times and were eliminated from the Scottish League Cup in the second round itself.
Back then, it was written off by many as a bad day at the office. But several underwhelming performances have followed since then and this is a team that rarely seems to be in control of games.
But as the win over Feyenoord showed, Celtic are not a million miles away from being competitive. They do need some quality starters in a few positions across the pitch and they might be able to rediscover their best. Will those additions be made in the January transfer window? Time shall tell.