Wilson welcomes break in domestic duties
By: Mark Henderson on 11 Sep, 2012 10:32
THE international break can often be seen as untimely, disrupting momentum and frustrating in-form players, but Kelvin Wilson believes the current international break arrived at a perfect moment for Celtic.
With the stresses, strains and efforts involved in the successful qualification to the UEFA Champions League group stages, the defender reckons the last 10 days have provided a period of necessary respite for a battered and bruised squad to recover, regroup and recharge.
And he told this week´s Celtic View that he had rolled out the welcome mat for a short spell of sereneness.
"It´s nice to get a break now, especially with injuries," explained the Englishman. "The Helsingborgs game was a big one, not just mentally, but physically as well, so it was nice to get that out the way, get the result and just recharge the batteries for the last 10 days.
"It took a lot out of everyone, even the management staff and the coaches so it was nice to celebrate that result and then play the Hibs game, which obviously we would liked to have won, and to have this break now.
"When everyone comes back, hopefully we will ready to hit the ground running again. The Champions League has been the main thing from the start of the season. The league is our bread and butter but we won it last year and the next step was getting to the Champions League.
"It was a massive achievement and relief for everyone so it’s nice to be there. It´s in our hands every year and now we´ve finally done it.
"We played in Europe last year but we wanted to take another step, which we have now done, and hopefully we can keep going forward as a club."
As one of the players not on international duty, Wilson used the extended break to spend some valuable time in England.
"I was back down south and spending time with my family as they are down there and I´m up here for a lot of the time, so it´s nice to get a few days on the trot down there with them," he added.
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