Deila knows exactly what Celtic have to work on for the Scottish Cup semi-final

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has spoken about the approach his side will take against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the Glasgow Evening Times that his squad will be working hard on the training ground this week to take advantage of the weaknesses in the Inverness Caledonian Thistle's squad.

Celtic take on Inverness in the Scottish Cup semi-final next weekend and they had a preview of the task that awaits them, when they had to face John Hughes' side in the league last Saturday. 

Celtic only managed to pick up a point in this fixture, after a hard-fought 1-1 draw, and Deila admits that they will need to make improvements if they are to have a better result in the cup semi-final.

The Norwegian boss says that his side need to look to exploit a lack of pace that Caley Thistle have at the back and turn their defence more often than they did last Saturday. 

"At Hampden, there are going to be more spaces, and it is going to be easier to get the ball moving quicker," he said. 

"But, again, Inverness showed they are a good team, and we need to step up compared to how we played on Saturday. On Saturday, we played too much in front of Inverness, instead of getting in behind them. That is something we have to work on."

Celtic didn't seem to play with any sort of tempo at the weekend and there are areas which they clearly need to work on if they are to get past Inverness in the cup.

Caley Thistle have proven that they have the defensive capabilities to trouble Celtic and only a full-flowing performance will be good enough if the Bhoys are to pick up an expected victory. 

Deila's men will be determined to get back to their best, too, as they need to win the tie to have any chance of claiming the domestic treble that they so desperately crave.

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