With 43 Scottish Premier League titles, 35 Scottish and a European Cup under their belt, Celtic FC are seasoned pros in European competition with an estimated fan base of 9 million worldwide.
Head of the Youth Academy, Chris McCart, looks forward to their involvement in The NextGen Series, ‘It will give our young players a fantastic experience playing against some of the best youth teams in Europe.'
His team will be playing between the lines of possession with short passing and quick movement. Off the ball they will press as a team and win the ball back as early as possible. This style of play is developed through all ages, providing continuity throughout the academy.
‘The education of travelling to different countries, learning about their cultures and preparing for a game in a totally different way to our domestic league games will greatly help our players’ development,’ mentioned the Youth Academy manager, who applies a philosophy referred to as the ‘Celtic way’. This is an holistic approach that develops the person and not just the player.
He concluded by thanking The NextGen Series for Celtic FC’s invitation to the series, reiterating their excitement to be involved