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YES! YES! YES! – CELTIC’S SEASON OF DRAMA…IN RONNY DEILA’S OWN WORDS

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“There is a lot of hard work to do, but you have to take it step by step. I have had terrific co-operation from John Collins and the other coaching staff.”
Ronny during the pre-season training camp in Austria in July 2014.
“Thursday was a terrible day. There was a lot of reflection, thinking and watching of what happened in the game. I think that we found we are missing some energy. And because there is a new manager, there have been new things which the players have been working very hard with.”
Ronny after the 4-1 loss to Legia Warsaw in Poland on 30th July.
“It’s going to be good for me and the players to get back to Celtic Park, feel the atmosphere and start winning games.”
Ronny before the 6-1 league win over Dundee United on 13th August after playing two ‘home’ Euro ties at Murrayfield.
“It was a fantastic debut from Jason Denayer. I know he is a quality player, but he’s 19 years old, so there will be ups and downs in his performance. I have watched him in many games and he has a lot of potential.”
Ronny on the Manchester City loanee after his goalscoring debut against the Tannadice outfit.
“It’s insane, in my opinion. It’s such a high amount of money that I can’t believe it.”
Ronny on Manchester United’s near-£60million deal for Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria in August.
“What has happened has been hard for us and there has been a lot of thinking.”
Ronny on the Champions League qualifying defeat from NK Maribor in Glasgow on 26th August.
“We need to sort out how we are going to get more improvements in the team and work on issues we need to tackle, both offensively and defensively.”
Ronny looks ahead in September.
“We worked hard throughout against a very good team.”
Ronny after the 2-1 home win over Aberdeen on 13th September .
“The first-half was too low a standard. We made it difficult for ourselves from the beginning.”
Ronny after the 1-1 draw with Motherwell at Parkhead on 21st September.
“Every team we have met in Scotland have worked hard and play good football. St Mirren were a handful at times.”
Ronny after the 2-1 win in Paisley on 27th September.
“We had so many chances and I was disappointed we didn’t have the last bit of determination when we got into the box. The crosses and set-plays have to be more accurate. If we had scored first it would have been a totally different game.”
Ronny after Hamilton’s historic 1-0 win at Parkhead on 5th October. Celtic are sitting SIXTH in the table, six points adrift of leaders Accies and also behind Dundee United, Inverness Caley Thistle, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen.
“We go into every game aiming to win and that’s the mentality of this club, which is something I love. It’s fantastic.”
Ronny after the 5-0 rout of Ross County in Dingwall on 18th October. Celtic leapfrog the Dons into fifth place.
“John Guidetti has been fantastic so far. We need goalscorers and he is one of them. He is vital for our team and we just need to keep on working hard and producing chances and we know he will score goals for us.”
Ronny acclaims the on-loan Swede after his League Cup hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Partick Thistle on 29th October, followed by the winner against Caley Thistle four days later.
“To get that moment together with the fans and the players was fantastic. I’m a very emotional guy. I try to stay calm, of course, but it was hard to keep the emotions in check inside when something like that happens.”
The Ronny Roar makes its debut in the last-gasp 2-1 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie on 9th November – a result that lifts the Hoops to the top of the SPFL ahead of Caley Thistle on goal difference with both clubs on 26 points.
“I really want the Treble this year.”
Ronny sets his sights high after the 4-0 Scottish Cup win over Hearts at Tynecastle on 30th November.
“We’ve got a good run of consistency. It’s going to be an exciting time in the run-in to Christmas and we’ve got good momentum.”
Ronny after back-to-back 1-0 successes over Motherwell on 6th December and Partick Thistle three days later. Celtic are still at the top on 35 points, three ahead of John Hughes’ chasing Highlanders.
“We are halfway through the season and we are a totally different standard now than we were at the start. We need to win more games, get more points and also put in more consistent performances.”
Ronny after Celtic lose top spot to Aberdeen following a 2-1 defeat against Dundee United at Tannadice on 21st December. The Dons are four points ahead, but the Hoops have two games in hand.
“We had a good experience against Kilmarnock and we just have to keep on performing like that.”
Ronny after the 2-0 win over the Rugby Park side at Parkhead on 5th January 2015. They remain four adrift of pacesetting Dons.
“We have put ourselves in a very good position now and everything is in our hands. It’s about our performances and if we keep winning it is going to end with the title.”
Ronny after 4-0 win over Motherwell on 21st January and 1-0 success over Ross County three days later. The Bhoys are now top of the table on 51 points, three ahead of the Dons.
“I’m very happy. The first-half was a very good performance and we are now looking forward to meeting Dundee United in the Final. However, it’s very hard to get the passing going when the quality of the pitch is so poor.”
Ronny after the 2-0 League Cup semi-final win over Rangers at Hampden on 1st February.
“That was a good benchmark to say where we were then and where we are now.”
Ronny after the 2-0 Scottish Cup triumph over Dundee at Dens Park on 7th February.
“They know Scottish football and they are fit. We needed that quality in the team with their speed and their penetrating runs.”
Ronny after new £2million Bhoys Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong score on their debut in the 3-0 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill on 11th February.
“We scored four goals from four different players in positions all over the pitch, so that is very satisfying. But we should have scored more.”
Ronny after 4-0 win over Aberdeen at Parkhead on March 1, only three days after exiting the Europa League following the 1-0 loss to Inter Milan and 4-3 on aggregate. The Hoops are now six points ahead of Derek McInnes’ side on 63 with a game in hand.
“We made a mistake and were punished. We must push on.”
Ronny after St Johnstone’s shock 1-0 triumph in Glasgow on 4th March.
“I’m very happy and proud of the team. I think we won in a good way. It is always the dream of a manager to win trophies and develop the team. I’m delighted that we could give something back to the supporters and, hopefully, this is just the start for the season.”
Ronny after the 2-0 League Cup Final victory over Dundee United on 15th March.
“We have got through this period and I’m very pleased, but there is still more to come.”
Ronny after the back-to-back wins over Dundee United, 4-0 in the Scottish Cup replay on 18th March and 3-0 in the league three days later. >>(Continued below pics)>>
>>”Everyone was angry. That is why it is hard to get the Treble. Refs make mistakes, but this was hard to take.”
Ronny after the controversial 3-2 Scottish Cup semi-final extra-time defeat from Inverness Caley Thistle on 19th April. Referee Steve McLean missed a Josh Meekings handball on the line to deny the Hoops a penalty-kick and the chance to make it 2-0 at the interval. Craig Gordon was sent off at the start of the second-half.
“We needed tempo, aggression and forward runs and we got that in the second-half.”
Ronny after the 3-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice on 26th April. The Hoops sit top of the league with 82 points from 34 games, eight ahead of Aberdeen.
“We just want to finish it, so, hopefully, we can celebrate tomorrow.”
Ronny after 5-0 win over Dundee at Parkhead on 1st May leaving the Parkhead side waiting for the result of Aberdeen’s visit to Tannadice where the Dons need to win against Dundee United.
“We have achieved a big thing and, hopefully, there will more and more.”
Ronny after United dumped the Dons 1-0. It’s Celtic’s fourth successive championship with three games still to play.
 
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