Plenty of Celtic stars are away from the club during the international break, but Denayer’s comments suggest he hasn’t fully taken his focus away from the job facing him and the rest of the squad domestically over the rest of the season.
“We have to work until the title is definitely in our hands,” said the Manchester City owned youngster.
“Until we are champions, we will not consider it is ours and we will just try to win every game.”
One of the things that Deila will be wary of developing in his side is complacency.
The Bhoys were too strong for Dundee United in their recent run of matches against the Tangerines and have a good advantage at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
It’s easy to see how a complacent mentality could creep into the side, but Denayer’s comments suggest the side is going to take nothing for granted over the rest of the season.
The focus needs to be on one game at a time, developing that lead in the league table and then pushing on for success in the Scottish Cup.
Deila now knows what it’s like to win a trophy with the team and what it means to have success with his current crop of players. He’s openly admitted he wants more of the same and that means intensity and focus throughout the rest of the season.