‘Excellent performance’ Lennon reflects on Celtic performance as they scrape past Riga

Celtic gaffer Neil Lennon has praised the mentality of his squad and ‘excellent’ performance, from his squad when the beat Riga.

The Celts, scrapped by thanks to a last minute winner by Elyounoussi, before that Celtic failed to find a way to get the ball in the back of the net.

Despite, the difficult match, Lennon managed to find take aways from the performance, he said: “I thought we were very good. We had to wait a long time for the goal. Sometimes that happens in football.

“I thought we were excellent and our mentality was good. We missed a couple of really good chances to make life a little bit easier for us.

“Moi’s come up with a great goal and I’m delighted with the performance. It’s not easy playing away from home but it was a good performance and a very important win.

“It takes two teams to make a game watchable and Riga set out their intentions from very early on.