Celtic captain Scott Brown has revealed that he believes the the club’s winter break in Dubai can only be beneficial to a team which looked jaded in December.
The Hoops played nine games last month, and saw their domestic unbeaten run come to an end in a 4-0 defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle, and drop points to bitter rivals Rangers in a goal less draw which they could easily have lost.
Brown says that the break will be used to get the players refreshed for the second-half of the season and it will allow them to get to know new signing Marvin Compper, who has only just joined up with his new team-mates.
“The break’s been good. We’ve had time to rest and recharge our batteries” Brown said, as quoted by Celtic’s official website.
“Last year’s camp gave us a little rest and we kicked on from there. It was good for everyone to go away and forget about the football for a week.
“Now we’ve come back, and big Marvin Compper’s come in so we’ll get to know him over the next week.”
The Hoops head into the second-half of the season in a good position, despite some poor performances in December.
They are eight points clear of nearest challengers Aberdeen in the league table, with Rangers a further three points behind, and have a Europa League last 32 clash with Zenit to look forward to in February.
The Bhoys return to action after the winter break as they begin their defence of the Scottish Cup against Brechin on January the 20th as they try to win back to back domestic trebles.
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