Articles

Duffy’s Ireland Comments Are A Warning To Celtic Players; This Guy Won’t Tolerate Failure.

|
Image for Duffy’s Ireland Comments Are A Warning To Celtic Players; This Guy Won’t Tolerate Failure.

Shane Duffy was furious when the Irish press spoke to him the other night.

It was a controlled fury, but you could see it bubbling away under the surface.

He never shirks this guy, neither on the pitch nor off of it. He steps up when others step back.

The man sets high . That’s what captains do.

But this is the second time I’ve watched him talking after a Republic of Ireland match and been well impressed by the way he takes responsibility when things go , but also gives an honest appraisal of the failings of the team overall. I can only wonder what kind of force he will be at Celtic.

But I’ll tell you this; just him, you would not want to be a failure in his dressing room. He may not wear the captain’s armband, but the more leaders you have in a squad the better and he is one of those players who will insist that others rise to meet his standards.

We blessed by the fact that this team already has a number of leaders in it, of course, and when it comes to getting motivated for the big occasion they need not pep ; this team performs and produces when the chips are down.

Still, ask any of the modern era and they will tell you that you can never have enough guys like this in a squad.

Duffy will simply not tolerate failure, and will get that across to anyone in the team who he doesn’t feel are pulling their weight, but in a way that will not undercut either the current dressing room leaders or the manager.

With the team under the gun a wee bit at the moment, I am especially glad to have a guy like this at the club, a guy who will keep high and standards even higher.

Going into a massive match at the weekend he is bigger asset than ever.

us keep The CelticBlog going strong …. share our articles on social media and subscribe so you never miss one.

Share this article