Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has explained in the Glasgow Evening Times that he didn’t really have any idea over the changes Ronny Deila would make when the Norwegian arrived at the club.
Deila has guided the Bhoys to a double in his first season in charge but Gordon has admitted to uncertainty over what was going to happen at the club when he came in.
“I didn't know the manager coming in, his philosophy or his thinking. So it was a step into the unknown. I just wanted to back myself as I had done that throughout my rehab to get back,” he said.
“I was confident I could get back to those levels, but I didn't have an awful lot to back that up. I had to go out and prove it. Thankfully, I managed to do that.”
Gordon has gone on to have a superb season at the club, proving that there have been no ripple effects from Fraser Forster leaving for pastures new in the Premier League.
Gordon’s experience and ability have seen him through and ensured that in terms of the number one spot, there has been no real change in terms of the solidity and quality provided through that position.
Credit has to go to the club for having the foresight that Forster could leave and for getting themselves into a position where they were able to cope when Southampton did come knocking over the transfer.
It’s important that Gordon now sets himself some challenges looking ahead to next year because there will be areas of his game he feels he can work on, but he also deserves a chance to enjoy the success he has helped to create over the last ten months.