Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s grown used to reports over the future of on loan striker John Guidetti.
Guidetti has recently been linked with a return to the Netherlands with Feyenoord, but Deila produced a perfect response when quizzed over the latest rumours surrounding the striker.
“I'm used to these things. This is what we handle inside our dressing room. It's how we deal with these things,” said the Bhoys boss.
“For me, the team is more important than the individual. And the players have to get this into their minds as well.”
It’s understandable how Celtic’s players could become alienated and frustrated with their teammate and Deila is spot on to suggest the focus needs to be on the team.
Guidetti is not tied down to the Bhoys beyond this season and is free to make ambitious statements about playing in the exciting Eredivisie if that’s what he wishes to do.
However, the Celtic players who are committed to the long term future at Parkhead need to focus on that and nothing else.
The situation would also be much more taxing for the manager if Guidetti was his first choice striker and the superstar up front for the Bhoys.
However, that’s not the case and it’s arguable that the likes of Leigh Griffiths, Anthony Stokes and Stefan Johansen are more important parts of the Celtic attack.
Deila is quite obviously a team man and that should rub off on the players who will be focused on the treble whether Guidetti is part of the club’s future or not.