Celtic supporters have had to endure some pretty dire media interviews and press conferences coming from the club in recent months.
Former manager Neil Lennon hasn’t exactly been addressing supporters in a forthcoming and humble way, defending his record and overhyping Celtic performances right up to the moment of his resignation.
Excellent then that interim boss John Kennedy would front up and give a measured, accurate view of how today’s game against Aberdeen went.
Celtic picked up a 1-0 victory over the Dons, which was a welcome return to winning ways.
The first half display was even pretty promising. Combinations and passes were slick, and the Hoops created a couple of quality chances.
In the second half, however, there was a return to some frustrating habits. Aberdeen were allowed to come into the match and could have snatched a draw.
Kennedy summed it up, speaking to BBC Scotland: “We started positive, played well and pushed Aberdeen back. We scored a good goal and had a few good chances but when you don’t get that second goal it changes the game.
“We knew Aberdeen would come after us and probably didn’t respond well enough. We gave the ball away too much in the second half in areas we shouldn’t and when the game is stretched it doesn’t suit us.
“But credit to the players in the way they defended the box and dealt with the pressure. They put their bodies on the line and everybody was working for the cause.”
Kennedy has conducted himself well this week
Kennedy has been an impressive operator in front of the media this week. His in-house club interview, press conference and media interviews today were all detailed, insightful and informative.
We haven’t had to guess the meaning behind what he’s said or been left confused by clear over-the-top proclamations about Celtic’s performances.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Kennedy will or should become our permanent manager. However, it’s clear he will be a manager somewhere away from the club in the not too distant future.
He’s ready to take responsibility for a first-team.