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Sunday 17 December 2017

Deila excited by massive week for his Celtic side

Deila
Deila

Ronny Deila is preparing for probably the biggest week of his tenure as Celtic boss but is hopeful of even more excitement to follow this season.

The Hoops warmed up for the second-leg of their Europa League last-32 clash against Inter Milan on Thursday night - the teams are tied at 3-3 from the first-leg - with a 4-0 trouncing of Hamilton at Parkhead on Sunday.

A Kris Commons double and goals from Stefan Johansen and John Guidetti moved them three points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a game in hand and both sides clash at Celtic Park next Sunday lunchtime in an encounter which could go a long way to deciding the destination of the title.

With a Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against Dundee United and a Scottish League Cup final against the Tannadice men set for next month, the Norwegian is hoping to return from the San Siro with a last-16 draw in Europe to look forward to as well.

He said: "The weeks are going to get bigger and bigger if we keep on winning.

"Hopefully, if you ask me how big in two weeks' time when we are in the quarter final (of the Scottish Cup) with the League Cup final coming up, maybe we will have another tie in Europe.

"It is a very important week and we have to be as prepared as we were against Hamilton and last Thursday and if we put in a good performance then we have a chance in Milan."

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