Since the resumption of the League, Bacela has had to make the most of his playing opportunities. Despite only two starts from the seven games Celtic have played this year (League and Cup), Bacela is happy about strike-partner Lerato Manzini's performances and his own role coming off the bench.
"I think it was good player management from Clinton's side; because when I was starting, a lot was expected of me and at the beginning of this year I wasn't getting the goals. So I needed to sit out and let the other guys play."
He adds: "Lerato [Manzini] was scoring, so as a professional I had to accept that he was helping the club. At the end of the day it's not about me or him, it's about the club. As for me I'll never question the coach's decision, but this was a very good one."
The player nicknamed 'Jumbo' hasn't been the only one making a contribution to the Celtic cause. Lyle Lakay scored a screamer against Free State Stars, not letting the goal scoring responsibilities rest solely on the strikers shoulders.
"It was something we discussed during the League break that everyone needs to chip in. As much as it is the strikers role to score goals, the midfielders need to chip in as well. I'm happy to see that," he says.
"I even spoke to Lakay before the game. I told him ‘You've got one goal now [against Milano], so you need another one or two'. So I'm very happy for the midfielders, especially if the goals aren't coming from the strikers they're coming from them," he adds.