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Sunday 22 October 2017

Deila - My players are like excited children on the pitch

Ronny Deila believes his Celtic side are now enjoying their football as much as excited children.

The Hoops have recovered from a sticky start to the Norwegian's first season in charge to have the domestic treble within their grasp.

After winning the Scottish League Cup final with a 2-0 win over Dundee United at Hampden Park last Sunday, their 4-0 William Hill Scottish Cup replay win over the Terrors at Parkhead on Wednesday night set up a semi-final meeting with Inverness at the national stadium next month.

United visit Glasgow again tomorrow where the league leaders will hope to take another step towards their fourth Scottish Premiership successive title

Deila added: "We are in a very good place right now. You can see the players are happy, they love playing together. They see the way they train and work benefits them on the pitch, the rhythm is coming more and more.

"Players have to enjoy playing and look forward to every game, that's the way it should be. When you see seven or eight-year-old girls or boys playing football you can see their enjoyment and I think you see that in our squad. The only way players get better is when they are enjoying it. We're one step closer (to the treble) but we have to keep performing and winning games."

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