Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times what he feels gets overlooked about the current team at Parkhead.
Commons is making no secret of the fact that the weight of expectation as a Celtic player is huge and has admitted there is a constant pressure on the players to generate success for Bhoys fans everywhere to bathe in.
However, he’s tempered things slightly, urging everyone to remember just how many games the Bhoys play, with a season which starts in July; earlier than the majority of other domestic leagues around Europe.
“It is expected of us that we will win but sometimes it is overlooked just how many games we are playing. When you are involved in European football midweek and then playing again at weekends it can be tough,” he said.
“The pressure at this club, too, is also phenomenal. We have to be successful. We have to deliver.”
Celtic did well in Ronny Deila’s first season at the club, progressing to eventually secure a domestic double under the Norwegian.
However, there are things to work on and areas that the boss will want to improve once next season gets underway.
The most obvious is the Champions League and Celtic ensuring that they take their place in the group stages of the competition.
The Bhoys failed in the qualifiers last season, which led to a season in the Europa League and while beneficial, it’s not the level of football that Deila will want his players to be performing at.
He may also feel the club have a point to prove in the Scottish Cup after their controversial exit at the hands of Inverness.
The matches will come thick and fast and there’s no let-up for any player in a Celtic shirt.