Celtic, under Ronny Deila, have drawn a double blank in their efforts to qualify for the money-spinning group stages over the past two campaigns.
“When you’re away on trips like these, you get to know the players better, you understand more about them, you talk to individuals more. There we will start to form that special togetherness as a group that you need, because you can’t do anything without that.
“You can have the best team, but if you don’t have that spirit and togetherness, you won’t succeed.
“It also gives me a chance to assess how the fitness is coming along and time to work out what the most stable system and shape is going to be for us.
“I like my teams to be flexible tactically, but that’s going to take time.
“Physically, we’ll work on the fitness. Tactically, we’ll give them a better idea of the game and socially, it’s a chance for us to be together and get closer.
“It will be good, but at the same time it will also be intense.”