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RONNY DEILA has hardly spoken since his departure from the club last summer but he had nothing but positives to say about Celtic and what Rodgers is managing to achieve this season when he spoke exclusively to The Herald.

Although a Sinclair or Dembele would have certainly made Deila’s efforts a little bit easier.

The Norwegian spoke about the lack of intensity towards the end of his Celtic reign. The previous season the players had dug deep for some big results when they needed them but admitted that all the fight went out his Celtic stars than culminated in losing on penalties to a lower division side.

Speaking about the Hampden semi final the current Valerenga boss conceded it was time to go win or lose.

“I wasn’t having fun, because I wasn’t improving anything any more. We were standing still, or maybe moving backwards.” said the former Celtic boss.

“We could have won the game but for me that wouldn’t have helped everything. We would never have gone in like that, just one year before. We used to play with so much intensity.

“And that is also what I like when I see this current Celtic team, I see energy, happy people and players. I see a group that stays together and that is the kind of football I love.”

Ronny will be looking on keenly as Celtic take on The Rangers in the semi final again this season.

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