As reported by The Herald, Scott Brown has lifted the lid on the secret behind Celtic’s unbeaten season.
Celtic became the first side in 118 years to go unbeaten in the top-flight of Scottish football for an entire season, the first ever to do it in a campaign that has had 38 matches.
It’s a remarkable achievement and you’d be correct to wonder just exactly how they managed to achieve it.
Scott Brown has been speaking about the season as a whole and reckons that squad togetherness in the dressing room has been a key part, along with fitness.
He also revealed that the togetherness was enhanced by an unusual Brendan Rodgers rule, banning mobile phones in the dressing room.
As quoted by The Herald he said:
There’s no phones allowed and that means we sit and chat to each other. It’s more a friendly environment than anything else. The gaffer banned the phones. We follow what he says or I’m out! There’s been good banter and Kolo has helped this season – he’s been unbelievable. Even though he’s not played he enjoys being part of it and being one of the lads as well as helping with the coaching side.
It’ll be fantastic for Celtic fans to hear that spirits are so high inside the squad right now. There really hasn’t been many better seasons to be a Hoops fan or a player and that’s evident in the happiness of every Celtic player right now.
Little touches like ensuring there are no phones may seem inconsequential but if the team are talking more and becoming more of a unit as a result then you can see why there’s been such a determination and willingness to win every week.