Celtic manager Ronny Deila has admitted to the Scotsman that he feels his team have totally changed from the start of this season.
Celtic are preparing to take on Inter Milan in the Europa League and the Bhoys boss feels his club have a good chance of being successful on multiple fronts over the course of the season.
“The team has totally changed from the start of the season to now,” he said.
“I know more what I want from them and also know the staff better. The togetherness is very good and there has been a lot of progress.”
The progress Deila talks about can be judged in two different ways; from and individual and team perspective.
From an individual point of view, Deila has got key players in key positions excelling himself and he’s added well in the transfer market.
The level of competition in the squad is causing players to improve individually, which benefits the team as a result.
The measure of how the team has progressed and got better can be judged at the end of the season by how many trophies the club has won.
However, collectively they have done well because the club is in a position where they could win multiple pieces of silverware by the end of the campaign.
The manager’s job is to stress the need for togetherness but not to hamper the creativity of individuals.
If he gets the balance right then there’s no reason the club can’t have multiple trophies in the cabinet by the end of the campaign.