"We have had a really good training week and we enter into it to win. We'll look at it in the cold light of day".
'What the players have done in the last couple of seasons has really inspired the supporters to believe they can actually achieve the impossible sometimes.
It's a huge credit to them and the focus this week has been very good, it was comprehensive.
"Take nothing away from Celtic, they were outstanding from start to finish, but I think Rangers have got massive problems ahead..."
Asked what he thought the defeat meant for his own position, he said: "I'm not going to talk about my role".
"I was reacting to the situation in the game".
Rangers just want a victory to get one over their rivals, god knows they haven't had a whole lot to brag about in recent years. "I have faith in the team and our model and the way we work".
It remains to be seen if he would be tempted by a return to the Stamford Bridge, though the chance to prove himself in the Premier League again, should Chelsea be unable to land their other top targets, will nearly certainly give him plenty to deliberate. We were good defensively and were a threat going forward. But, of course, when you get to the semi-final stage and you win and there is something there at the end of it, then it makes it extra special.
'You always have to deal with the tactics of the opponent. We pressed it well and deserved to get to the final.
Rodgers, who led the Scottish side to the domestic treble in 2016, is joined by former-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique along with respective Napoli and Juventus managers Maurizio Sarri and Massimiliano Allegri, as the Daily Express reports. Obviously, Graeme is starting out his career. I'm always one where the mantra is the next game. However, by telling his side to sit off Celtic, it merely gave the Hoops time and space to play, which they ruthlessly exploited.
"The players need to respond for themselves".