Celtic will certainly benefit from the winter break according to the manager Neil Lennon. Celtic have so far had a busy first half of the season. Not only have they had to contend with the league fixtures, but also the Champions League group stages as well. They have also progressed to the last 16 stage of the European competitions that will resume its action in February. Due to the fact that they will be facing one of the heavyweights in the form of Juventus, Celtic certainly welcome this break according to Lennon.
The former Celtic player revealed that the club will be taking the players to a training camp in Marbella. Celtic have already played more than 30 matches this season, while the tally is expected to cross 60 by the end of the season. This is due to the progression in a number of cup competitions. The season started with the Champions League qualifying match against HJK Helsinki back in the first week of August, and Celtic have been going non-stop since then. The club are the favourites to lift the Scottish Premier league title due to their hugely impressive nine-point advantage at the top of the table over the second placed Inverness.
“We’re Looking forward to the break. The players are into the mid-30s in terms of games, so it is coming at a good time for everyone. It will give the players a chance to refresh themselves mentally and give their bodies a rest for a week. We’re going to Spain for a week’s training and hopefully a bounce game at the end of it. Then we’ll come back and do a mini pre-season training camp and get ready to go again,” said Lennon. Celtic will be resuming the action in the second week of January against Heart of Midlothian.