Everything that Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers said to the media after the 3-0 Scottish Premiership win over Dundee

What were your thoughts on the match? 

I thought we were very good. You never know sometimes on Boxing Day, when you’ve travelled and been away on Christmas night, but I think you saw that the attitude and the energy of the team were outstanding. From the first whistle, we looked to impose our style on the game and create opportunities. In the first half, we got into enough areas and could have scored. Sometimes we maybe tried to be too quick with our last pass. We should still have come in in front. In the second half, we started well and dominated the possession and the creativity of the game. I’m pleased for the players because it was a real complete performance.”

You had 38 shots in the game, is that the kind of fluidity you crave from the team?

We’re in a period where it can be a grind with so many games that can affect the energy. We go into every game to play that game and sometimes it doesn’t come off, especially with the dynamic players we are missing. But today it was very good - our mentality was strong, we were constantly attacking the game and it was just about having that patience while playing at speed.

How big a moment was that for Paulo?

For Paulo it was good. He’s such a mature player for a young player. He’s always had a great attitude at training. He’s played in a lot of big games, which is a challenge when you’re playing at Champions League level. He’s maybe not started so much in the domestic games, because he’s still understanding the style and what’s required. But he had a wee bit of everything today - he had a wee bit of dig, put his foot in, passed the ball and made runs into the box. He did great for the goal because I thought it was away from him but he eventually got there.

What did you think of Mikey Johnston's contribution?

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For Mikey, he can make that impact. The challenge for Mikey was the fact that he had played a lot of games back to back, and he hasn’t done that much for Celtic. The intensity, demand and expectation can become difficult, but he can certainly come off the bench and make an impact. It can give him confidence. The beauty with Mikey is that he’s stayed fit. It’s up to him whether he’s going to be a Celtic player, but we keep working with him and we feel he can come into the game and make an impact. We were pleased for him to get the two goals.

How is Cameron Carter-Vickers?

He’s hopefully ok. He felt a bit of tightness and we had said to him before that he didn’t need to be a hero. If he felt anything, just come off. We’re hoping he’s ok but we’ll find out in the next couple of days.

What are Liel Abada and Reo Hatate's chances of making it for Saturday?

They could be around it. It’s one [another] thing being ready to start, of course. Liel looked good on the field when he trained with the group last night. We kept him at home to do another session to build him up. We’ve missed his running, his goals. He’ll be brilliant for us for the second part of the season. Reo is at a good level but not a level to start. We’ll see how he goes over these next few days. He’s training hard, working well and it will be like having two new players when we get those two back.

Does this result give you some confidence for the derby?

These are great games to be involved in. We’re looking forward to it. There will be a full house for us, and the intensity and mentality will be there to win the game. We’re going into it on the back of a really good performance which is all you can ask.