Ronny Deila pleased with Celtic response in Dingwall

Celtic manager Ronny Deila was pleased with the response of his players as the Scottish Premiership champions put Ross County to the sword.

Ronny Deila on sidelines (v Aberdeen - 12th Sept 2015)
Deila delight: The Norwegian was a happy man again as Celtic ran riot in Dingwall (Picture from Sky Sports)

CELTIC manager Ronny Deila was pleased with the response of his players as the Scottish Premiership champions put Ross County to the sword.

The Hoops, who were languishing in sixth place, had won only two of their previous six league games and lost 1-0 at home to Hamilton before the international break.

But Celtic reacted in style with a dominant 5-0 win at Victoria Park against the bottom-club – and Deila was delighted to return to winning ways.

“It was very pleasing. We have been working really hard for this game and wanted to bounce back from the last game,” he told Sky Sports.

“First half was good quality in passing and delivery in set-play. From both sides, we were very dangerous.

“It could have been more but I’m very satisfied with [the] 5-0 [scoreline].”

Celtic had won only once on four previous league trips to Dingwall but goals from John Guidetti, a double from Anthony Stokes, Calum McGregor and Jason Denayer gave them their biggest ever league win over the Staggies.

And Deila, who also praised the performance of man of the match Stefan Johansen, was happy to see the goals being spread out.

“Yes it was very good [that we have four different goalscorers]. We have a lot of goalscorers in the club, that’s not a problem.

“It was a problem in the last game,” the Norwegian chuckled. “But if we create a lot of chances, we will win games.

“I don’t know how many but today we had a lot of chances. We could have had more if we pushed on in the second half.”

Celtic huddle pre-match (v Aberdeen - 12th Sept 2015)
Ready to roll: Celtic were in a merciless mood in Dingwall as they emphatically responsed to the Hamilton defeat (Picture from Sky Sports)

The only downside to the thumping victory in the Highlands was a nasty-looking injury to Honduran left-back Emilio Izaguirre.

The defender, who was ruled out for the entire 2011-12 campaign when breaking his ankle at Pittodrie, was stretchered off early after the break having received treatment to his ankle on the pitch for five whole minutes.

Deila said: “I think he is OK. He will have to have a scan but it was the same ankle he broke a couple of years ago. I think he will be fine and hasn’t broken anything.”

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