Hoops winger Patrick Roberts might have been overlooked for England under-21 duty but the player remains focussed on the bread and butter of domestic football with Celtic.

Roberts opted to play for Celtic at Hampden at the end of May as Brendan Rodgers’ side clinched the Treble rather than head out with the England youths to the World Cup. It is a decision that appears to have been held against the players, although he remains adamant that his attention is on Celtic matters.

As soon as the international break is over the focus will return to Champions League football with Bayern Munich next up for Celtic in Germany. The victory in Anderlecht last week has breathed fresh impetus into Celtic’s European campaign with a place in the Europa League a tangible option.

“With Bayern, we know what they offer,” Roberts told the Celtic View. “They are a top side and they’ll be another tough test.”

Franck Ribery looks set to miss the game but it is Arjen Robben whom Roberts has identified as the man who makes Bayern tick – and the player whom he would ideally love to replicate.

The Germans are still smarting from their defeat to PSG last week and it seems inevitable they will look to get back on track with a strong display in Munich.

“Arjen Robben’s got that technical ability to cut in and put it in the top corner which I try and work on – obviously not to the level that he does – but I will keep working on improving and one day I’ll get there and score goals as routinely as that.

“I’m sure any winger will tell you about the art of how he has done that. Throughout his years of playing at Chelsea, Madrid and Bayern Munich he’s worked at perfecting his style of play, and with him being older now, it just comes naturally to him.

“Hopefully as I go on, I’ll learn that skill.

“The Allianz Arena will have a great atmosphere and we’ll look to start the game positively, especially after a result like the Anderlecht one.”

And it is the Champions League particularly where Roberts would like to shine.

The plater returned to Celtic this summer on a second loan deal and it is in Europe where there is real currency to be gleaned from performing well.

“The manager puts a lot of trust in me at such a young age and I strive to repay that,” said Roberts. “He has been good ever since he came here and I can only get better for him.

“I haven’t set myself any specific targets. I just want to keep improving as a player and to win as many games as I can and stages like the Champions League play a big part in that.”

Meanwhile, Scott Brown was at Hampden with the rest of his international colleagues despite the fact that injury put him out of the game.

Craig Gordon landed his 50th cap for Scotland and Brown was delighted to see the Celtic stopper reach the Hall of Fame tally, all the more so because of the torrid years he had with injury when he looked as though he would never play at the top level again.

Gordon proved his worth to Celtic last Saturday with a spectacular save to deny Steven Whittaker and Brown believes that the 34-year-old is at the top of his game.

“I spoke to Steven Whittaker after the game and he said to me, ‘how did he save it?!” said Brown. “At the time, you think, ‘what a save’, but when you see it back, it’s incredible, frightening. The way he has got there so quickly shows it’s not about his age, it’s about how much he wants it and what he does day in, day out in training. He is probably as fit as he ever has been and he is 34 years old.

“It was a great occasion for him and he deserves it.

“Had it not been for his injuries then he would have had a lot more caps and played more games for Sunderland, and he was fantastic down there. We are lucky to have him now, and it also helps me...as at least there is one person in the team who is older than me!”