Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times suggesting that possession will be key for his team in the Europa League game against Inter Milan.
European competition returns this week after an extended break and the Bhoys will fancy their chances of getting one over on the Italian club over two legs.
However, for them to secure a victory this week, the boss feels they need to control possession effectively.
“We need to be better on the ball, and that is what we are working on every day - There's no doubt we will have to be more accurate with our passing against Inter Milan,” said Deila.
It’s a simple tactic for Deila to aim for, but if Celtic can keep possession, Inter can’t score.
The Bhoys have to be careful not to give the ball away easily because Inter have several players who can create a piece of magic in a split second if the Scottish side are wasteful.
Keeping the ball will not only improve Celtic’s chances of scoring and keeping a lead, it will help them to wear down Inter, stretching their defence and pulling the Italian side from one area of the pitch to another.
It’s also important they don’t press too high up the pitch and leave themselves open on the counter attack.
Celtic have a great opportunity this week to take a hold over the tie and to send a message out to the rest of the teams in the competition.