In his assessment of what set Jamie Heaslip apart, former Munster and Ireland man Donncha O'Callaghan signaled Heaslip's innate certainty of his own capabilities as key.
He might not have quite the managerial career to rival Heaslip's successes as a rugby player, but, Brendan Rodgers has scarcely been shy in asserting his own worth.
After they hammered Arsenal for a second time within a week, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola alerted anyone who was asking of his immense respect for Arsene Wenger.
With the Frenchman's future at the club looking perilous, rumours of who shall succeed him abound.
Given his Premier League experience, and presumably his few years spent at Liverpool and Celtic, Rodgers is perhaps on the club's long-list for such a role.
And the Celtic boss is not one bit surprised:
People will look at it and see that I went to Liverpool, they were struggling for five seasons for Champions League football and I was able to get them back.
And when I came to Celtic, they hadn’t been in the Champions League for two seasons and I got them back.
So maybe people are thinking okay, Arsenal have been out of the Champions League and is that maybe the equation for someone like myself. The other stuff you can’t control so I can’t worry about it.
Although getting to the Champions League has only recently been an issue for Arsenal, hitting a constant ceiling once beyond the group stages is a problem that Wenger has had with the North London club for years.
For this particular task, Rodgers is not especially well equipped.
With former Celtic players Chris Sutton and Roy Keane vocalising their doubts about Celtic's relatively poor-showing once into the Champions League proper (and the Europa League subsequently), thoughts of Liverpool's poor European showing under Rodgers are not so far removed to be forgotten either.
While Rodgers would represent an unusual successor, he did reiterate that with Celtic he is still "living the dream."