Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has explained in the Glasgow Evening Times that the club’s manager Ronny Deila has been spending extra time working with the club’s back four in training.
Gordon is a key figure at the back of Celtic’s team and someone who will prove to be vital to the defensive organisation of the Bhoys, as the club look to build on the domestic double success of last season.
There has been a key change to the back four with the arrival of Dedryck Boyata and Gordon has suggested that Deila appears keen to ensure that the club’s defence is one of the strongest areas of the team.
“We have brought some good players in and it’s always that bit easier when you have quality players who know the position,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“The manager has been working in training with the back four. We are spending time together and getting to know each other. The more we play, the stronger we will be.”
A strong base
If Deila can make the defence the strongest area of the team for the coming season, it creates positive effects for the rest of the team.
The key midfielders in the side will be encouraged to make a move forward and take a few more risks, as they know the players in behind them are a bit more organised.
It will also give the attacking players in the team a bit of faith that they will be spared of heavy pressure, if the defence can successfully endure the periods where the team is under real pressure.
The life of any forward is made easier if his job isn’t made automatically more difficult with his side going behind early in a game.