BRENDAN Rodgers celebrated a century of wins as Celtic manager at Dens Park and admitted it should have been more.

The champions thanks to a 5-0 thrashing of Dundee and moved to second in the Premiership, four points behind Hearts who go to Celtic Park on Saturday.

For all Dundee were dreadful, and their performance must have worried manager Jim McIntyre, the champions played some superb football at Dens Park which helped to seal a landmark for their own gaffer.

Rodgers said: “I didn’t know it was my 100th win. Someone just told me there. We should have had more! How many games have I had? 144? How many losses? Twenty-one? That’s too many. I should have won more.

“I’m always proud to manage the club. My job is to give the fans as many wins as I can. We need 101 now.

“We played very well. The team was very cohesive in our pressing and creativity, played to really high level technically. We also showed level of our fitness, that ability to pass and move. You need fitness.

“Coming off the back of a really tough game at the weekend, it was a great demonstration.”

Daniel Arzani made his debut and lasted five minutes before being stretchered from the field.

Rodgers intimated it was not a serious injury and was keener to talk about a Kieran Tierney miss when the left-back managed to put the ball past from a few yards out.

The Celtic manager said: “Kieran should have scored at the back post. Kieran is always in the wars. He gives his best. He’s an incredible talent.

“I would like to have seen him score. We need to work on that right foot!

“Arzani is a great boy and it’s unfortunate he picked up the injury with a run in the game. I think his knee just sort of gave way and he felt it a bit unstable.

“He was taking the applause on the way out, so I’m not sure how sore it was! The only boy to be on a stretcher on his side. I don’t think it was killing him.”

Rodgers was delighted with his team who over the past few weeks have played as well as his Invincible team. They could easily have scored more than the five they got.

He said: “The combination play was good. We were a little bit too stretched at the beginning. But we started to find the gaps and that allowed us to make those moves in behind. That’s important when teams sit deep.

“We pressed without the ball and, when you have it, some of the goals were real quality.

“My only criticism at half-time was the back four was too deep. But every other element of our spacing was good. I tend to want goal scorers on the pitch, as many as I can. Five different scorers showed it was working.

“The concentration has been on getting back to our level. We’re right in the flow now, in terms of goals and creativity.”

Rodgers was especially pleased at how his players were able to hit their best level so soon after such an important semi-final victory.

He said: “We scored five very good goals and could have had more. It was huge credit to the fitness of the boys. We pressed the game really well and showed a lot of desire to go and score goals.

"Jim McIntyre is a very good manager but he's just in and finding out about his players. We had to work hard. Dundee hadn't had a game for a while and were fresh.

"To play to the level we did you need to be fit. These guys show that every week, along with a hunger and humility.

"We had a big semi-final on Sunday but the appetite to go and play again was very clear.”