Celtic interim manager Neil Lennon is refusing to dwell on his indifferent record at Hampden Park.
Lennon returns to the national stadium for the first time since 2013 as Celtic manager, a venue where he has both won and lost significant games.
However, Lennon does not think his record in the past with the Hoops will any significance on Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen.
“I can’t get those games back”
“A lot’s been made of that this week but I can’t get those games back and in a few of them we should have won, but we didn’t” he told the Daily Record.
Lennon did admit though, that matching Brendan Rodgers’ flawless record in domestic cup competitions would be very hard to match.
“It’s all right, but compared to Brendan, it’s not, because you have to be perfect to match that record.”
Record was always going to be a factor
There is no doubt that Lennon’s record at Hampden will be a factor in the game. Lennon might not want this to be the case, but that is always going to happen.
As Lennon himself has admitted, he won’t be able to match Brendan Rodgers’ record in domestic cups. However, Celtic should still be good enough to defeat Aberdeen despite Lennon’s Hampden record.
It remains to be seen if Celtic do emerge victorious. If the Hoops lose though, the defeat should not be blamed on Lennon’s results to Hampden.