Ronny Deila: ‘Experience the key for Celtic’

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

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Ronny Deila says Celtic’s vast experience of winning titles will help them in the months ahead after Aberdeen took over at the top of the Scottish Premiership this week.

Celtic travel to Kilmarnock on Monday night by which time they could be four points adrift should Aberdeen win at Motherwell on Sunday.

The Glasgow side remain 1.08 to retain the Scottish title with Aberdeen now 12.00.

In his first season in charge at Parkhead, Deila believes the mentality of the club and those that have been around it will be vital if Aberdeen continue to heap the pressure on.

“That is very important, to know the demands and know how to focus when things are tight and that is something that there is a lot of in this squad,” Deila said.

“We have the experience of this. It is about us and if we win every game we will win the league.”

Despite Aberdeen topping the table, Delia’s side have a League Cup semi final against Rangers looming on February 1 while they will travel to Dundee in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup a week later.

The Norwegian is very much focusing on the bid for a domestic treble – he would become the first Celtic manager since Martin O’Neill to achieve the feat.

“We can’t think about what the other teams are doing. It could be very close and if they win a lot of games it will be close,” he said.

“But we have a very good chance to win everything and we are preparing to win every game. We will see in the end.”

Celtic are 1.26 to win at Rugby Park on Monday against Kilmarnock (9.86) with the draw 5.41.

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