Chris Sutton is a really outspoken pundit, as we all know, and it seems that his punditry style is reflective of his playing style.
Sutton appeared on the Open Goal podcast when he revealed how the team used to deal with Shaun Maloney and Aiden McGeady.
Sutton says both players were really talented but were just too greedy on the ball when he spoke of how the players used to deal with that on the training ground, “The young lads at Celtic coming through, McGeady and Maloney, both really talented boys weren’t they?
“But they both wanted the ball for themselves, and we used to just batter them in training.
“I certainly wouldn’t call it bullying in any respect but we used to make it quite clear that they should release the ball a bit quicker.
“But that’s part of the learning. I don’t see that as an issue.
“The truth is, is some people just have different personalities.
“I’m not not looking for an out here but if we knew it was gonna affect somebody in a particular way, then that wouldn’t happen.”
During Sutton’s time at Celtic, the team enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history.
With four league titles, three Scottish Cup and a League Cup, Sutton enjoyed a trophy laden spell at the club and with the team reaching a European final also, it is fair to say that whatever tactics the players used to police each other in the training ground, it certainly provided dividends on the pitch.