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Deila wants a new team after Legia drubbing


Ronny Deila. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

Ronny Deila. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

Ronny Deila. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

RONNY DEILA has promised to ring the changes in his Celtic squad following their Champions League catastrophe last night but admits that could be difficult now that the group stage hopes ended at the hands of Legia Warsaw.

Trailing 4-1 from the first-leg of the third round qualifier in Poland last week, a difficult task for the Hoops at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh became impossible when Michal Zyro notched in the 36th minute.

And when Michal Kucharczyk added a second on the hour mark it was all over, leaving the Parkhead side to nurse a 6-1 aggregate defeat while looking forward to dropping into the Europa League play-off.

Asked how difficult it might be to attract more players to the club now that the incentive of the Champions League is not there, Deila (above) said: "It could be more difficult of course, we will see how that goes.

"But we need players with pace, ambition and who are young. I want to build a team who could last for many years. It is my responsibility but I need time to get players in.

"I have to accept that is the level right now and have to work from here. "I have been here for six weeks but right now it is not good enough, from what I can see.

"We need to make the squad better by getting in new players but we also have to do the best with what is here. Right now, of course it is not good enough."