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Neil Lennon praises his players and the Celtic fans

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17 February 2020

While Steven Gerrard was blaming the referee and his officials for his team only winning 1-0 at Ibrox v Livingston, Neil Lennon was happy to get away from Pittodrie with all 3 points. Here’s what he had to say.

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“I’m thrilled,” “It’s a massive win in treacherously difficult conditions to play football. All credit goes to the players. They dug out a massive result for us. You can’t always play quick, slick football and they had to grind it out

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“It’s a good sign to get the result. It shows the character, resilience and that they’re a team. There’s good solidarity within them and they keep going. The fitness levels are great as well but we’re not getting ahead of ourselves, there’s still a lot of football to be played. In the context of the run that we’re on it’s a big win.”

 

“It worked quite well for us and we started creating good opportunities,” he said. “Jonny had a great chance and then we scored and then Odsonne had a great chance. The change helped the players, there’s no question of that.

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“Jamesy opened the pitch right up and the pass was perfectly weighted. Kris showed a lot of composure to finish it off. It was a great goal and an important goal.

 

“We didn’t want to drop points but it was looking like it, and a point at Pittodrie sometimes can be a decent result. In these conditions the game could have gone either way but we came up with a really important piece of football.

 

“A point away from home isn’t the worst result in the world but we’re always trying to think of getting a goal. The subs we brought on were forward thinking players and the ones who could create something.”

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“I appreciate the fans making a long trek in horrible conditions,” he said. “I appreciate everything they bring us and I thought they were magnificent today. Even at 1-1 when the game could have gone either way they were still making a lot of noise.”

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