Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times laying into his team’s defence and attack following a mixed performance against Kilmarnock last night.
The club remains in a good position as they look to defend their title, but Deila didn’t hold back in terms of venting his frustrations at his players allowing their standards to slip during the course of the game.
“There were parts of the game in which we played good football. We have been excellent defensively and offensively for a long period of time, so this brought was back to reality a bit,” he’s quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
“We wasted too much up-front after good play and we conceded the goals way too easily. Everything starts with good defence. That is what we have enjoyed so many good results up until now.”
“Nobody said it was going to be easy. We just need to get back on track on Saturday, that’s all.”
Changes on the way?
It will be interesting to see if Deila makes many changes to his team for the match against Inverness this weekend, because he’s likely to have one eye on the Champions League qualification game against Malmo next week.
It’s a risk because making changes means that key areas of the team are disrupted in terms of their continuity and the way various partnerships in the team can be affected.
Celtic are at their best when key players in key positions are playing well and moving forward with momentum and as Deila suggests, it’s time to get back on track.