Denayer comments prove Celtic have secret attacking weapon under Ronny Deila

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Jason Denayer admits he's surprised to be scoring so many goals this season.

Jason Denayer told the Celtic official site that he's glad to be scoring so many goals after Saturday's 3-0 win over Dundee United.

The Belgian centre back, who is currently on loan from Manchester City, scored Celtic's third goal against the Terrors on Saturday, and admitted that he's surprised by the amount of goals he's scored.

"When I arrived here I didn’t expect to score so I’m happy to be doing it. I’ll try to score 10, maybe more, I hope. I’ve never scored a back heel, though. That’s my first," said Denayer.

Denayer's comments just go to show how impressive Celtic's defenders have been in front of goal under Ronny Deila this season, with his goalscoring burst only coming under the Norwegian.

Denayer, 19, has now scored six goals this season whilst his centre back partner Virgil van Dijk has eight goals to his name this term, putting them both high on Celtic's list of top goalscorers this season.

It's a testament to the work put in by Deila and his side when it comes to set pieces, with Celtic posing a huge threat every time Denayer and van Dijk go forward.

It's often easy to get top attacking players scoring goals, but to have defenders scoring on such a regular basis is something that few managers can claim to have in their arsenal - but Deila has achieved that this season, and whilst some may point to luck, the consistent goals from centre backs suggest it's hard work and training that have led to this success.

Now, defences not only have to try to stop the likes of John Guidetti, Leigh Griffiths, Kris Commons, Gary Mackay-Steven and Stefan Johansen in front of goal, but now they have to contend with the threat from Denayer and van Dijk from set pieces - and so far, teams are struggling to do that, giving Celtic a secret weapon in the final third.

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