It is safe to say that things have changed at Celtic since the arrival of Ange Postecoglou as the club’s manager. And with the Scottish League Cup already won, it is safe to say that the club might be on the right path. In another sign that things are changing at Parkhead, there is going to be a new approach to the traditional winter break for the players.
There’ll be no warm weather training camp in January this season for them. Everyone will remember how the Dubai trip turned out last season and it had a hand in ending any hope that the club had had in turning the season around.
It had been a great way to recharge the team and boost performances previously, but the circumstances surrounding the global pandemic mean that the risks far outweigh the benefits.
It looked previously as though the Hoops were still going to be heading for a sunny break in the winter although Dubai had already been ruled out now. Now though, even those plans have been scrapped. While speaking to Sky Sports and as reported by 67 Hail Hail, Postecoglou said regarding the situation:
“Yeah I just think we’ll do our work here. It makes sense. We’ve got to use our time wisely and we don’t want to put unnecessary risk on our players or the club.
“It’s valuable time we have to get the team up and ready for the second half of the year and I think it makes sense to stay here.”
Postecoglou rules out warm weather training camp for Celtic
Going to a warm weather training camp in the winter had become a tradition for Celtic in recent times but it has come to an end this season. No doubt the revised dates for the winter break alongside the evolving pandemic restrictions have affected this decision. But it’s very sensible and should mean more time for the players to train and work in groups.
It just shows that the club are adjusting to the situation, something that they did not do last time around and the result was not great to say the least.
It’d be great to think that some early January signings could actually arrive and be a part of some of those sessions. That could be a real advantage.
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