Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been quoted by the Scotsman explaining his absolute belief in playing 4-2-3-1 at the club.
Deila is convinced in that formation, suggesting that when the side uses it in big games, they are close to unbeatable when everyone does their job effectively.
Deila has explained that it’s very important to ensure that there is total belief from the players in the system he’s using, if it’s going to be successful for the club across different competitions throughout the football year.
“I know that when we play our system well, it is not possible to stop us - So it’s more about getting what we believe in out there on the pitch,” he’s quoted by the Scotsman.
“I know if we play our system well, we will always get opportunities and be hard to play against.”
“You have to believe in the system. We have a very clear system we play with and that will be the future for us.”
There is a need to adapt
While Deila and Celtic have a very clear system in mind, it’s important that the manager does show the ability to tweak and change.
If the Bhoys can complete their quest to secure a place in the Champions League group stage, their formation and system will be forensically examined to a greater extent than in Scottish domestic football.
There will come an occasion when an opposition and their manager finds a way to stop Celtic from being effective and it’s in that moment that Deila needs to show his ability to change, if Celtic are going to be successful.