Saturday, January 28, 2023

Don’t write Celtic off – Lennon

Scottish PremiershipCelticDon't write Celtic off - Lennon
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Neil Lennon insists any talk of Celtic’s title bid failing is premature as the second half of the season kicks-off against Kilmarnock at the weekend.

The Celts have won the last 10 trophies possible in Scotland and are going for nine league wins in a row – in the hope of getting 10 in a row next season – while hoping to grab another treble.

When asked if he thought suggestions of Celtic failing to retain the league title, he said: “I think it is very premature, yes.

“Looking at the league table I think we are still top of the league even though they have a game in hand.

“We won the (Betfred Cup) and up until then (the defeat to Rangers) we had won 11 (league) games in a row.

“So we are very positive about the second half of the season.

“So look, I can’t control what other people think.

“You expect it sometimes off the back of a defeat but a lot of people over the years have been proven wrong.”

Neil Lennon expects his squad’s winning mentality to play its part over the run-in.

“We have a good, strong, core of players in there who are winners and they won’t want to give anything up lightly as we have seen already.

“So the second half of the season should be exciting.

“Killie is a tough nut to crack. There has been a change of manager twice and I think Alex Dyer might go back to the way they played previously.

“We are away from home, we know the venue is tough, we know the artificial surface isn’t always conducive to playing the style of football that we like but we are aware of that so it will be difficult but it is one we are looking forward to.”

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