The Celtic supporters believe that Neil Lennon has provided us all with a big hint about his future after today’s loss to Ross County.
Lennon tried to keep things positive post-match in a bid to come across as well as possible, but it hasn’t truly worked. Today’s defeat sent us out of the Betfred Cup at the last-16 stage – ending a four-year dominance of the competition.
He’s again appeared to watch a different game to the supporters after saying that we “dominated” the game when speaking to Celtic TV. Here are some of his comments from his post-match interview with the club’s official media team:
“I’m bitterly disappointed with the result. We’ve dominated the game and we’ve conceded from a penalty and a set-play again. And that’s been symptomatic of our season. It’s very hard to pinpoint why. We’ve been over these aspects of the game before.
“And in the final third today, we were lacking that bit of quality. We had good chances to get ourselves either in front or level at least and we let the game get away from us.
“So we have to look at it and think ‘it’s a system from set-plays that we’ve worked with for three or four years and we have to change that now’ if I get the opportunity to do that obviously.”
And there’s the comment that has plenty of Celtic fans talking tonight – “If I get the opportunity to do that”. It’s a comment riddled with uncertainty and plagued with concern.
Remember, it was only last week that the manager started talking about how he had the full backing of Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond (BBC). Fast forward a week and he’s suddenly unsure of whether he’ll still be the manager in the long-term.
It’s symbolic of the fact that he knows just how much of a disgrace this result actually is. It’s not one he can dress up in any sense, as much as tries to talk about the dominance we apparently had during it.
But his uncertain comment over his future has plenty of fans talking, and here we take a look at the general overall reaction to his interview:
NL: “If I get the opportunity to change it”…..Sounds like a man who knows the end is coming!! https://t.co/jFDOPmBTQO
— Clarkie Clark (@clarkiediver) November 29, 2020
this interview makes me feel so sad he’s absolutely defeated. But his time has been over long enough now and he’s got to go https://t.co/mhd96OkAKA
— lauren c (@laurenchalmerss) November 29, 2020
Can't help but feel the board have thrown Lenny under the bus tbh. He's too committed to the club to walk away. https://t.co/8JWVFdDJsK
— 🍔 Gastro Celtic 🍀 (@Gastro_Celtic) November 29, 2020
"if I get the opportunity to do that" he knows its coming but its up to the board to act now https://t.co/fxyQVVbRF4
— Michael (@MickyP6302) November 29, 2020
1m04s key quote here…. ‘do we have to change our system…? “if I get the opportunity to do that” https://t.co/W5m6qy4e1B
— Chris Latchem (@chrisdotlatchem) November 29, 2020
Feels like he knows what's coming, it's a shame. hes a massive part of us and our history and will always be a legend https://t.co/GRfbYPWbl7
— Steven (@stevencarr123) November 29, 2020
Hopefully he doesn’t get that opportunity
— Cmcg (@conmcg67) November 29, 2020
Heartbreaking tbh but I think he knows it’s the end of the road now.
— Free Rogic. (@celticforever9) November 29, 2020