Celtic midfielder Kris Commons told Celtic View what he thinks is the most frustrating thing about the international break for the club.
Celtic have plenty of players away on international duty, with some part of the Scotland side that defeated Northern Ireland last night.
The main criticism of the international break is that it disrupts the rhythm and flow that sides have been creating domestically, but Commons has highlighted another main area for concern.
“If you start picking up injuries on international duty that’s the most frustrating thing for a club manager,” said Commons.
“Hopefully they come back feeling fresh and feeling good, having put in some good performances that will keep them going.”
Fortunately for Celtic manager Ronny Deila, the Bhoys have a very large squad of players with top quality individuals in key positions.
That helps the Norwegian to cope without some key players, but it’s a common worry for managers that they may lose players during international games.
It’s happened before and it will happen again in the future and all Celtic have to do is ensure they’re in a good position to cope.
It’s pressure time for Deila’s side because after their League Cup success against Dundee United, they are now chasing two more trophies in the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish Cup.
A treble would be a fantastic achievement and hopefully the international break will end and Deila can mentally relax a little bit.