Celtic are firmly Focussed on Title Says The Weasel

Last updated : 01 April 2009 By Clydebuilt
Lee Naylor is one of those players capable of splitting opinion in a unanimous decision. After a better than expected first season at the Club his fortunes, and form, has wavered. Ask any Celtic fan which position we are at our weakest and you will always get a resounding response of left full back.

This does not appear to get to the player, who is obviously coached into thinking that he is the greatest left back in the world. One thing is for sure however; you have to admire his spirit, drive and also determination.

As he looks toward the end of the season and a potential third SPL winners medal Naylor has assured the support that the team are fully focussed on the title.

"Without a shadow of a doubt, you would disappear into a shell if you couldn't cope with the expectation or level of pressure at this club," he told the Celtic View.

"Especially when you get a few bad results and when that happens, it's a case of, 'What happens now?' Do you go hide from it? Do you retreat?

"I don't think anyone here over the past three or four years has done that and I think that's credit to the gaffer, that he has selected players who are big characters, players who are able to pull people through matches on difficult days.

"That's something a manager has to consider when he's signing players for a club like Celtic: can they cope with the pressure?"

I cant argue with any of that. The expectaion level at a Club the size of Celtic is massive, and even though we are a big fish in a relatively small and slightly poisoned pond the players must now deliver our fourth title in a row.

"It's now a case of finishing the job off," he said. "Now we are coming to the end of the season, it's important we keep our minds on what we have to do.

"The manager will select his team accordingly, but no matter who plays, we are winners.

"We don't like to lose, we put everything into our games and I have no doubt that we will be raring to go in the last nine games of the season."

He added: "Everywhere you go in Scotland, you have to battle.

"Especially when you are a defender and you have to cope with everything that comes into the box and also handle people running at you outside the box.

"You have to win every game at this club."

Yours in Celtic