Indeed, January recruits Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong didn't have to wait long for their Celtic debuts, as the duo featured in this week's Scottish Premiership win over Partick Thistle.
The much-anticipated European clash is less than a week away now and coach Deila has revealed that the young duo, 24 and 22 respectively, may well start against the Serie A side.
“They are in the squad and it could be that they will start in the Inter game so they are fighting for a place," he told reporters.
Mackay-Steven and Armstrong both made their Celtic debuts against Partick Thistle on Wednesday night and it was through them that the Bhoys found themselves 2-0 up within half an hour of kick-off.
There is no doubt about the immediate impact made by the young duo, then, and they could be in with a chance of repeating their heroics on one of the grandest stages in European football.
Celtic's first leg against Inter will be at home, while the second leg is to be played in Italy.