Deila speaks on the 'biggest challenge' facing his Celtic squad

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila does not want his team to become distracted by their recent successes.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the club's official website that the biggest challenge facing his squad between now and the end of the season will be to remain focused.

The Bhoys have been in brilliant form recently and Deila admits that it will be a tough test for them to remain grounded.

Celtic have a chance of landing a domestic treble and the Norwegian boss is determined to keep his players pushing forward.

“The biggest challenge is to start thinking of results as you have to think about progress and be ready for every training session and every match," he said. "You have to focus on what we can do something with.

“That’s always a challenge to every team that’s doing well. Success makes you more individualistic and you can start thinking of yourself and start doing other things because when you do well, you get a lot of opportunities for other things, so you can lose your focus and you start losing games.

“But in this club, one thing that’s impressed me, and it’s important, is that nobody is sky-high because of one victory."

Celtic's mentality is very impressive and they have not let-up in recent weeks, despite continued success.

Their consistency has been shown this week, after they lifted the League Cup on Sunday against Dundee United.

Celtic had to face United again in midweek, this time in the Scottish Cup, and many teams may have been distracted by their previous trophy-winning success.

The Bhoys, though, remained focused and dispatched Dundee United 4-0 in a highly impressive performance which put them into the semi-finals of the competition.

It means that they are now in with a very strong chance of winning the domestic treble for only the fourth time in their history, and Deila appears determined to make sure they seize their opportunity.

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