Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been quoted by VideoCelts explaining the exciting opportunities facing any talented youngster at the club.
Deila has always openly encouraged his younger players to fight their way into the first team ranks at the Bhoys and has suggested what breaking into the first team means for any of the younger players at his club.
“You have the best chance to get up there, though. You have ability and opportunities to reach that level,” he said.
“When you come up to the first team that’s because you are talented – not because you are good enough yet.”
Deila is clever to try and motivate all younger players at the club, because they will make his job easier over the next few seasons.
Any manager who can develop a sustainable supply line of younger talent is worth his weight in gold because it provides a spine to form a team around for several years.
Younger players at Celtic have to work extremely hard for two main reasons.
The first is the success and expectation which the first team has grown used to in recent years in terms of the trophies the side is considered favourites for.
The second is the settled team that Deila has and the calibre of the first team stars, which suggests that a younger player has to be exceptional to force his way into the first team picture.
Deila is a manager who rewards hard work and genuine effort at all levels of his club and as the pressure eases towards the end of the season, younger players could get a chance to impress.