Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer has talked up the January trip to Dubai as a pivotal moment in the Bhoys’ season, The Scottish Sun report.
Ajer was the Sunday hero for Neil Lennon’s team after scoring a brilliant winner in a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen.
It ensured that after a dramatic few weeks in the title race that Celtic ended the weekend remaining 10 points of rivals Rangers.
That points lead is remarkable when you consider how things lay heading into the winter break, with Celtic beaten by the Ibrox side in a dreadful December derby.
Ajer though has insisted that the squad remained focused despite that blow, putting in the work in Dubai to ensure they were well prepared for the challenges ahead.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “We’re never getting carried away. We know we now need to go and recover and go again on Thursday. That’s how it is to be a Celtic player, you have to win every game and that’s what we’re aiming to do.
“We obviously weren’t happy with the last game before the winter break but we knew that Dubai has been so pivotal in the past. We knew we could really benefit from the trip.
“So the work that the full squad put in was intense and every player in the squad was fantastic. That’s the reason we’ve come back so fresh.”
Are Celtic unstoppable?
Our form has been imperious since we returned from Dubai, so the work that Ajer mentions clearly had a majorly positive effect.
Ajer and his teammates have scored a massive 29 goals so far in 2020, winning all nine matches they’ve competed in.
Right now Lennon has his team laser-focused and it’s hard to see where our next defeat is going to come from, certainly in domestic action.
This Thursday’s test against Copenhagen will be another step up but given the confidence flowing through the squad right now, hopes will be high from our end that another positive result can be achieved.
The team aren’t getting ahead of themselves but fans are dreaming of the potential achievements ahead and have every reason to do so.