Patrick Roberts explains what Celtic captain Scott Brown told squad in pre-cup final huddle

Celtic's Patrick Roberts, Moussa Dembele and Erik Sviatchenko celebrate winning the final

Celtic secured their first trophy of the season, and the 100th of their history by beating Aberdeen at Hampden Park.

Patrick Roberts has explained that Scott Brown was reminding the Celtic players of the historical achievement that the squad were on the verge of securing during the huddle that preceded the Scottish League Cup final, the Daily Record reports.

The Hoops went into the clash at Hampden Park knowing that the club had secured 99 major trophies throughout their history, and were thus seeking to bring up the century against Aberdeen.

Celtic's players celebrate winning the finalCeltic's players celebrate winning the final

They did so in emphatic fashion as Tom Rogic, James Forrest and Moussa Dembele all got on the scoresheet to lead the Bhoys to a 3-0 victory. And Roberts suggested that Brown's words before the game began had a positive impact on the side's performance.

"It was very special to be part of the club's 100th trophy win and the importance of the occasion was reiterated to us before the game started," he said, as reported by the Record.

Celtic huddle up before the gameCeltic huddle up before a game

"When we went into the huddle, Broony spoke to us about that.

"He told us we had a chance to make history by winning the 100th trophy and how much that would mean."

Celtic's Patrick Roberts, Moussa Dembele and Erik Sviatchenko celebrate winning the finalCeltic's Patrick Roberts, Moussa Dembele and Erik Sviatchenko celebrate winning the final

Having often struggled to show their dominance on the bigger stages under Ronny Deila, Brendan Rodgers will be delighted with the ruthless manner with which they dispatched the side that has spent the last few years as their closest rivals in the Scottish Premiership.

And if they can maintain that kind of form over the coming seasons, it is difficult to imagine that any team will be able to prevent Celtic winning several more major honours in a short space of time. 

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