Brendan Rodgers comments on Celtic newbies Olivier Ntcham and Kundai Benyu's displays against Linfield

Celtic vs Linfield - UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round Second Leg

Celtic cruised through to the next round of the Champions League qualifiers after beating Linfield 6-0 on aggregate.

Brendan Rodgers has told Celtic's official website that he was impressed by both the performances of Olivier Ntcham and Kundai Benyu during the Hoops' win over Linfield, and expressed his excitement regarding what is to come from the pair.

The Bhoys set up a Champions League third qualifying round tie with Rosenborg after thrashing David Healy's side 6-0 on aggregate - with a 4-0 win coming in the clash at Parkhead.

Celtic vs Linfield - UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round Second LegOlivier Ntcham

The game marked the competitive debuts for both Ntcham and Benyu, and Rodgers praised the displays from both men and insisted that there is still plenty more to come from the summer recruits.

“Olivier came in and we wanted to get him game-time as he has only been in a week-and-a-half,” he told the club's official website. “He got his first hour at the weekend and just over an hour tonight. You can see his qualities, and once he gets up to speed and gets those relationships with the players he plays with, he’s going to be a great asset for us with his power and his passing ability.

“Young Beni is full of enthusiasm. He is bright and deliberate in his play and he wants to get forward and get in the box. It was just to give him a feel for playing at Celtic Park.

Though there will be tougher opposition to come, the performances from both players will surely be extremely encouraging as both men would have hardly been household names with the Hoops fans before their arrivals at the club.

Celtic vs Linfield - UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round Second LegBrendan Rodgers

But Ntcham played a part in a couple of the goals and generally looked extremely assured on the ball, while Benyu also seemed bright following his introduction during the second-half.

And their displays will leave supporters extremely encouraged that the pair will become the latest previously-unproven players to shine with the Scottish Premiership heavyweights.

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