Kris Commons feels sorry for Celtic colleagues Efe Ambrose and Emilio Izaguirre

Celtic U-20s

Celtic have a number of internationals in their current squad.

Kris Commons has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels sorry for Celtic teammates Efe Ambrose and Emilio Izaguirre due to the intense nature of their international schedules.

Ambrose, who represents Nigeria, and Izaguirre, who is a Honduras international, have to travel around the world on a regular basis to play for their country and Commons sympathises with the demands put on them.

The attacking midfielder says that it is hard for them to spend so long away from the club and then be expected to put in high quality performances, and he admires their dedication.

"I sometimes feel sorry for the likes of Efe Ambrose and Emilio Izaguirre who sometimes have to travel halfway around the world for a friendly and then come back and have to try and perform at a high level," he said.

Both Ambrose and Izaguirre will feel that their travelling has been worthwhile, as they were both at the World Cup in Brazil last summer.

Celtic, though, may wish that they weren't so committed to their country, as it adds extra demands to what has already been a gruelling fixture list this year.

With the Bhoys dominating Scottish football, they are progressing well in every competition they enter, it is a test of the duo's fitness to expect them to add international fixtures to their packed schedule.

So far they have been able to manage the demands well, but Commons is clearly glad that he does not have too far to go when he is called up to represent Scotland over the international breaks.

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