Ronny Deila hails Tom Rogic after Celtic beat Hearts

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The Celtic boss has been discussing the 22-year-old midfielder.

Ronny Deila has heaped praise on Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic, suggesting he changed the game for the Scottish champions against Hearts in the League Cup quarter-finals.

Deila brought Rogic on in the second half and then praised the Celtic man for adding tempo to his side's game and allowing them to create enough chances to beat Hearts 2-1.

Rogic's performance adds to what has been a good season so far for the Australian midfielder. As for Celtic as a whole, the Bhoys' response to last week's Molde debacle has been an encouraging one.

Deila and co cannot turn back time and change their Europa League position - that remains precarious.

But what Celtic have ensured in the week or so since their European loss is that domestic affairs are not an issue.

The Hoops are now into the last four of the Scottish League Cup and sit top of the Scottish Premiership. For those who feel domestic success isn't enough for Deila, however, that won't help his reputation if Celtic still end up eliminated during the group stages of the Europa League.

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