Use of Technology Helping Celtic This Season, Says Scott Brown
Celtic captain Scott Brown says that the appliance of science and technology has helped the club elevate themselves to the next level under Brendan Rodgers.
The arrival of the Northern Irishman in the summer has brought about a sea change at Celtic in terms of results and performances on the pitch. The club failed to perform in European matches under Ronny Deila, and they were not hugely impressive in the domestic league. Now, there has been a total transformation of the club and it has been evident from the impressive results against Barcelona and Manchester City in the Champions League.
Brown says that the players were just running without any aim before Rodgers came to the club. Now, though, every aspect of the player is being monitored in a scientific way so as to increase efficiency.
This has helped the club perform even when there are two games in a week. Celtic recently extended their winning streak in the league to 12 matches after the 1-0 win over Partick Thistle. It may not have been the goalscoring rout seen in the last few games, but it was a brilliant victory since Celtic managed to get three points without being at the top of their game.
Aspects of the game like touches, tackles, and the distance run are all evident on the stats, according to the Celtic captain.“The coaching staff had to quickly leave, go and set up the cones, check the pitch and all that.There was no GPS, no heart rate monitors.We wore them here last year, but we didn’t do the comparison we did now,looking at it from game to game to game. So now everything is compared.Everything is there in the stats. It’s become more and more Americanized as we’ve gone along,” said Brown.