Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times the two biggest benefits of the international break for his club.
Celtic have a number of players away on international duty and the Bhoys boss has explained it may be beneficial for his side to spend time away from each other over the next two weeks.
He’s confirmed that things will continue as normal with other players still at the club, but has stressed the importance of those players getting some extra rest over the next fortnight.
“We have been playing every three or four days almost every week - I think it is good to get a week away from each other, and I believe we will be fresher when we come back together,” he said.
“There are a lot of players away with their national teams, but it is not everybody in the squad, so a number of them will get more rest.”
The obvious danger or worry that many Celtic fans would have been thinking about ahead of the international break, is the idea that the team’s rhythm and confidence could be affected by not having a game for two weeks.
Celtic have a tightly knit group of players who compete hard for each other in big games across all competitions and the side had started to build momentum through the numerous games against Dundee United.
However, Deila doesn’t seem to think that’s a problem and seems content to back the professionalism of his players to resume their club duties when they return from international matches all over the world.
Celtic are chasing the treble and Deila thinks that if anything, the current break will help the side rather than hinder them.