Celtic midfielder James Forrest told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s been impressed by the intensity of the training sessions this season.
Forrest is back in the mix and competing for a long term place in the first team and he feels the Bhoys are in good shape after their pre-season and the start to their domestic campaign.
“The standard in training is really high. So far in pre-season and the games we’ve played we’ve done really well, apart from drawing at Kilmarnock the other night, we’ve had a lot of positive results,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“A club like Celtic is massive and the fans are tremendous. Any player that comes in will need to do the same as the boys who are here and give everything.”
Importance of high standards and squad competition
It’s very important that manager Ronny Deila has created a high standard that he expects his players to.
It prevents any player from being complacent because as soon as they let their standards slip, Celtic have top quality players ready to come into the side.
It helps to ensure that there is a real intensity in training and in match situations, which increases the quality in every area of the squad.
Celtic are the biggest club in Scotland and a target for every team they come up against domestically and the Bhoys need to always ensure that they are one step ahead of their opposition at every stage, starting with the standards they set for themselves.