Celtic manager Neil Lennon has offered a robust defence of his trophy-winning record and stated his belief the team can still win ten-in-a-row this year.
Lennon is a man under pressure after terrible form over the last few months.
Exits from two European competitions, the League Cup and a points deficit in the league have all contributed to significant fan disappointment and frustration.
However, the manager still believes he is the man to bring more success to the club.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Lennon said at this year’s club AGM: “We need fans back, it affects players subconsciously, we need that rawness.
“It means everything to me to turn things around and there are signs of things really improving. We’ve lost players to covid, there’s been some anxiety from the players, overthinking their play.
“We look at the physical data and it’s the same as last year. We’ve been antsy in the final third.
“I‘ve told players about turning seasons around. Players need to buy into that, it’s a huge motivational factor. Chasing it down is very exciting for us. I believe I can do it, I’ve contributed five titles.”
Neil Lennon should have belief. It would be worrying if he didn’t.
However, he’ll also know as much as anyone that this team have a lot to prove to supporters before confidence returns to the direction of our season.
Yes, there have been positive signs over the last two matches, but there’s a long way to go and finding consistency is now the crucial thing.
If Celtic can pick up wins throughout December and head to Ibrox in confident mood, we have a fighting chance.
Hopefully the chase is as motivating as the manager claims.