Despite a suspension to the season, Celtic was crowned champions. Now the club has finally released a statement regarding what it means for the club.
It may have take weeks, or even months for the SPFL to make a decision to end the season and call Celtic champions. Weeks of ‘null and void’ talk, as well as the Ibrox club’s ensuing drama about SPFL ‘bullying’ and ‘corruption’ seemed to never end. But Hoops supporters knew there was a light at the end of the tunnel despite many claiming there wouldn’t be.
Now the time has come that the club has to look forward to what could be one of the most magical and historical seasons in all of the club’s history. Next season will mark the opportunity that the Hoops can pursue the 10-in-a-row. But to do that, the club will need to morph a bit, as well as ensure that players are healthy, and fit to go.
Many key players missed time this season that will be relied heavily upon next season i.e. Hatem Abd Elhamed. To avoid injury players will need sufficient training regiments this summer. With COVID-19, there has been uncertainty as to what that could look like.
Now, Peter Lawwell has released a statement on the tentative plans going forward for the club in terms of team workouts, and how the club plans on using its time this summer. From the official club statement here is what to expect:
“Everyone at Celtic warmly welcomes the decision in principle to a phased return to training and matches, while fully accepting that all decisions made in this regard must continue to have the safety and well- being of all concerned at their core.
“The past few months have been extremely difficult for supporters, players, staff and clubs right across the game. While we accept there will be no immediate return to normality, we are moving in the right direction and we thank our fans for their patience, understanding and support during these unprecedented times.”
The club statement also announced some key dates that should have Hoops fans excited:
“The targeted return date for player training of June 11, 2020 with Scottish Premiership matches hoped to commence on August 1, 2020.”
All of this appears to be great news as the club begins to take a step in the right direction to get football activities back up and going again. Here is to hoping that these tentative plans continue to hold up!