Deila reacts to Kris Commons performance, jokes about their hug

The Celtic boss has been discussing the 32-year-old midfielder.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila was delighted with Kris Commons on Sunday afternoon as the creative midfielder netted twice during the Bhoys' 5-0 win over Dundee United.

The experienced midfielder was the subject of controversy on Thursday night after being substituted by the Norwegian against Molde.

That came during a 3-1 defeat in the Europa League and Commons reacted by ranting at the Celtic coaching staff.

The Bhoys midfielder responded by apologising to the club on Friday afternoon and delivered a strong performance against United on Sunday, scoring two goals.

And Deila praised the way Commons performed in response to the controversial incident, particularly lauding his second goal.

Meanwhile, the Norwegian also joked about the hug Commons gave him when he came off against Dundee United.

Despite the good vibes, though, the Norwegian insists the amount of games Celtic have coming up justified his decision to once again substitute the 32-year-old.

The switch was far less controversial than the one against Molde...

The hard work has only just begun for Celtic, however, with a Scottish League Cup quarter-final against Hearts coming up on Wednesday night.

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