Ronny Deila pleased with the fight in Celtic's squad

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila was happy to see his side's character on display in their 2-2 draw with Ajax in the Europa League.

Ronny Deila has told Celtic's official website that he was proud of the fight his team showed during their 2-2 draw with Ajax on Thursday night.

The Bhoys managed to claim a point at the Amsterdam ArenA, after putting in an impressive performance against the Dutch giants.

And Deila felt that the display highlighted the desire that his side have to turn things around, after what has been a poor start to the season.

“For me, it was attitude, discipline, organisation – and the boys showed me tonight that they really want to fight," he said. "We have got one point away in Amsterdam and that’s something that can be important in the group.

“Everybody knows we can play good football but tonight we needed a performance and some confidence. If you can back that up with points then it makes it much easier. We got a point and we could have had three and we got a good performance and that gives the boys a lot of energy and confidence.”

Celtic's display in Holland ranked among their best of the season, as they picked up a highly credible point.

Nir Bitton gave them the lead in the first-half, before Ajax equalised with a fine team goal. Mikael Lustig then nodded in from a corner to re-establish the Bhoys' advantage, but a late strike, when Deila's team were down to 10 men, denied them the three points. 

That may have been disappointing at the time, but a draw will be reflected on as a positive resul, as Celtic prepare to travel back to Scotland today. 

Celtic's focus will now return to their league campaign, ahead of their game against Dundee this weekend, as they look to chase down Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table. 

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