Celtic may have won ten twelve successive domestic matches, bagged the first trophy of the season and topped a tough Europa League group – but Neil Lennon thinks his players can get even better.
The Northern Irishman sent out the ominous message to the rest of Scottish football during his press conference on Christmas Eve.
“I think the team can get better,” he told press, as shown on the official Celtic YouTube channel.
“I think there’s more to come from them. They’re still young, a lot of them. Allied to that we’ve got some really talented players on top of that who are consistently, I think, underrated by some.
“I think what we’ve done in Europe this season has been spectacular, and what we’ve done domestically has been almost perfect.”
December was always going to be a slog
Lennon namechecked the likes of Jeremie Frimpong and Mikey Johnston when mentioning the young players who can keep getting better. That is one of the best things about this Celtic side – so many of our top players haven’t even reached their peak yet.
When you look at our two obvious talisman – Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard – and realise that they’ve both got a few years before they hit their peak, it’s very ominous for every other team in the Premiership.
This month was never going to be about seeing the best of these players. December is all about results and keeping things going for after the winter break. Celtic have been faultless domestically this month and are just two games away from entering the New Year in an ideal position.
Then we may see an even better, more terrifying, version of this Celtic side take shape.