RONNY DEILA praised his Celtic players for an “unbelievable” display as they booked their place in the Champions League third round qualifying draw on Friday.
The Hoops battled to a goalless second leg against Qarabag in Baku to go through thanks to new Bhoy Dedryck Boyata’s headed winner in Glasgow last week.
Deila is now looking to the next hurdle and admitted: “Yes, I am so happy tonight. I am also very proud of the boys.
“We made certain our opponents were restricted to maybe a couple of half-chances. Of course, you always want to be more offensive, but our job here was to go through to the next stage and we have managed that.
“We knew that was the most important objective and now we can look ahead.
“Qarabag are a good team and we had to play well to overcome them. I thought my players won balls in good positions and kept possession quite well.
“In fact, I would say it was an unbelievable team effort. We were calm and disciplined throughout and I couldn’t ask for more.
“We are developing as a team all the time and you can see that.
“We have learned things from this game tonight and also from the game in Glasgow.
“When we play our next opponents we will be even better. We are making progress all the time.”