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Nir Bitton explains why he pushes himself in Celtic training sessions

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has stressed a constant desire to improve at the club.

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he will never stop trying to improve as a player.

The Israeli has been superb this season under manager Ronny Deila and has suggested there is always something that he could be working on to become a better player.

“I try to improve and add things to my game every day. It is the reason why I train so hard,” he said.

“I can always improve, always get better. I can help the team score more goals in the future. I try hard every day to be a success and help the team be a success.”

Deila will be delighted with the player’s comments because they don’t show any signs that he needs motivation.

Complacency is a problem at some big clubs, with Celtic guaranteed to be fighting for the biggest titles in Scottish football each and every season.

Deila may have had in the back of his mind, a question over how he was going to motivate his players and urge them to improve looking ahead to next season.

With Bitton, that’s not a problem and hopefully his positive attitude and high work rate are qualities, which can rub off on the rest of his Celtic teammates.

Bitton is a very good middle man when it comes to sitting in midfield, controlling the tempo and pace of Celtic’s attacking play.

He hasn’t had to always push on to support the attack because Stefan Johansen gets into good positions in the final third and Scott Brown also has it in his locker to get forward.

If he can improve on the two goals he’s scored in the league this season, the club will be in a great position.

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