Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has described to the Daily Record the difficulty manager Ronny Deila is facing on a weekly basis.
Celtic have a diverse and large squad of players and Ambrose has suggested that the boss faces constant dilemmas over who comes into his team and who he leaves out.
“It’s difficult for the manager to pick his starting line-up. There’s a lot of competition in the squad and that makes us better,” said Ambrose.
“It’s an enjoyable place to be at the moment because everything is working well for us.”
Celtic are chasing a treble by the end of the season and for the club to achieve that aim, Deila needs absolute commitment and focus from his players.
Any individuals who take their eye off the ball in big games are going to find themselves struggling to justify their positions in the team, with Deila having good options to slot into the starting line-up.
It will be interesting to see if Deila makes regular changes over the rest of the season, because there is a danger of disrupting a side in good form with the constant rotation of players.
However, the stakes are extremely high and Deila needs to be sure he’s getting the maximum out of all of his players in important positions.
The squad competition is also going to help the side away from the pitch because there is going to be that extra level of intensity in training.
The all-round performances of key players should stay sharp and the general level overall should improve as a result.