Four goals but not good enough: Deila explains frustration with Celtic attack

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained why he was frustrated by his team's attack during the match against Kilmarnock.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times where he feels his team’s attacking play needs to improve.

Deila was left frustrated by his side’s attacking performance in the early stages of the 4-1 win against Kilmarnock this week.

He’s explained that he had to get into his players at half-time during the match, with Leigh Griffiths eventually saving the day with an impressive hat-trick.

“Our attacking play was too slow, too many square passes and we didn't create anything,” said Deila.

“We said at the break we needed to take more risk and get behind them. With Leigh coming on we had a lot more movement and we opened them up and got our goals.”

Celtic take on Inverness this weekend in the Scottish Cup, as they look to improve on a draw against the same side last weekend.

Deila is a progressive manager who is always looking for improvements and things to build on within his team and it’s important the attack continues the late momentum from the game against Kilmarnock.

Celtic are at their very best when they control possession and zip the ball around the pitch quickly, because the intelligence of the movement from the attacking players makes them very difficult to deal with.

Deila will be hoping that he doesn’t have to produce another half-time inspirational speech to get the Bhoys playing in a more familiar way and this weekend is vital in terms of the team going one step closer to securing the treble.

If the attack players to its full potential, Inverness will have no chance.

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