Celtic have released details on their website of the impressive 23 players the club has away on international duty across all levels, which is an impressive sign of strength at Parkhead.
Ronny Deila will be delighted that so many first team stars and youth team players are away on international duty because it improves the quality and competition across all key areas.
International football is sometimes viewed as an annoyance by club managers because it disrupts the rhythm and flow of a normal league season, but it offers players the chance to improve their performances and standards.
Deila will also be pleased because it’s getting the younger players at the club more ready to the pressures and demands they’ll face as they rise u through the ranks, eventually graduating into the Celtic first team.
It’s an impressive sign of strength and arguably the best one that Deila can boast about as he aims for a treble with the first team.
It shows the quality and high standards at all levels around Celtic and gives the club a greater chance of being able to replicate their first team success over a long period.
Any club needs to be able to create a solid spine running through the side with each generation of players and if Deila stays at Celtic long term, his job should be easier in that respect as a result.
Fingers crossed there are no injuries and every player at every level pulls through and returns to the Bhoys in good condition.