26 Nov Celtic will be ready for Champions League, says Deila
Ronny Deila insists Celtic will be ready to compete in the Champions League next season despite watching his side crash out of the Europa League after a disappointing campaign.
The Hoops’ fate was confirmed after a 2-1 loss at Ajax at Celtic Park, leaving them with just two points from five games in group A.
Callum McGregor had given Celtic the perfect start but goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Vaclav Cerny ensured Frank de Boer’s men gve themselves a fighting chance of reaching the last-32.
Nevertheless, Deila, who has failed twice to get Celtic into the Champions League, was bullish about his own side’s chances next season and says it’s down to “small details” which will help the team progress.
“We are going to be ready next year, that is the message to all the fans and that is the task that I and everyone in this club has,” he told reporters.
“It is small details, you have to be good in small details to win games.
“That is very close but it is not good enough right now.
“I see it small details. If you see the big picture you are also going to see that.
“It is very hard to bring in a player who has played a lot of Champions League games, that is different level but we have created a lot of Champions League players and we are going to do that in the future as well.”