Ronny Deila explains the real positive about the international break

Ronny Deila

Celtic players are tired, claims manager Ronny Deila.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told The Scottish Sun that he is happy that it is now time for the international break.

Club football will take a backseat for the next two weeks due to international games.

Deila has admitted that the break comes at a time when his players need some rest, and is happy that not many of them will be playing for their national teams over the coming days.

“The real positive is having maybe only three or four players playing on international duty,” the Norwegian told The Scottish Sun.

“So a lot of players will have a possibility to actually get a break because you can see we’re not as sharp as we usually are. They will get some time off, definitely, that’s important. They will get some days off.”

Celtic will head into the two-week international break on a positive note, having won against Ross County away from home in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

The Bhoys are at the top of the league table with 35 points from 14 matches.

The Hoops are six points clear of Hearts, who are currently second in the standings.

Celtic are set to win the Scottish Premiership title yet again, but doubts remain on whether they can progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

The Glasgow giants are at the bottom of Group A with just two points from four matches, just three points behind second-place Fenerbahce.

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