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Deila – We Will Improve

Celtic boss Ronny Deila believes his side will learn from their errors in the UEFA Europa League and bounce back next season.

The Hoops finished top of the Scottish Premiership but failed to qualify for the Champions League after losing in the play-offs.

They were then entered into the group stages of the Europa League but were knocked out of the competition on Thursday night following a 2-1 defeat to Ajax.

Deila’s men have one game to go but they have yet to win in Group A after a disastrous campaign so far. Domestically, they are still top of the table with a six-point advantage over Hearts while they are also in the last four of the League Cup.

Their poor performances have seen Deila linked with the sack but the Norwegian is already looking ahead to next season.



The 40-year-old is adamant his side will learn from their errors and qualify for the Champions League.

“I see that we are younger and there are a lot of players that haven’t played so much at this level,” Deila said. “I see a lot of talent that will develop and learn from these games, but if you see the results it’s not the same as last year.

“It is small details that will get us through and next year everybody knows what we want – to get into the Champions League.

“We buy talent and players who can be Champions League players. Nobody comes in and is a Champions League player in the first game. You have to develop them through time and we’re going to be ready next year.”