Celtic manager Ronny Deila has suggested to the Glasgow Evening Times what he won’t allow to happen during training sessions over the next two weeks.
Deila has confirmed that players still at the club won’t have time off until the end of this week and is wary of the intensity dropping with so many players currently on international duty.
“We still have a lot to fight for and many games to play. But we are in a good position and I'd be very surprised if we have a big dip now with the way we are playing and training,” said the boss.
It’s important for the Bhoys to maintain the intensity and impressive aggression they have shown in recent performances and that starts on the training pitch.
Deila is in a tight spot because he will have ideas and plans over how he wants to develop the side and he can only do that on the training field.
However, with so many players away on international duty, it’s difficult for him to implement those ideas without several key players who slot straight into his team.
While that may be a difficulty, there is a real opportunity for the players still at the club to get their heads down and impress the manager.
Gary Mackay-Steven is a good example of someone who was possibly harshly not called up to the Scotland side, but now has an opportunity to get his head down and work hard to become first choice in his position for the Bhoys.
Next up for Celtic is a trip to St Mirren as the club continue their chase for a treble.