Neil Lennon has shown his mettle as Celtic boss yet again by telling his players that he wants them to be “more ruthless” in the final third.

The Bhoys may be on a nine game league winning run, and five points clear at the top of the Premiership, but Lennon’s winning mentality still shines through.

They say that real champions are always looking to improve and that much is clear with the Northern Irishman as he spoke after the 2-0 win at Tynecastle.

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“I want them to get better,” he told the club’s official YouTube channel. “I think at times we can be a bit more ruthless. But we’re playing very well so I’m very happy with that.

“I just wanted the finishing touches at times. Their goalie made a couple of great saves, we had a goal disallowed, we had a couple of chances just whizzing by the post.


“But overall, to come here and play as strongly as that at this stage of the season looks very good.”

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If Lennon gets his “ruthless” wish, we will be unbeatable

It must be extremely worrying for the rest of the league that Lennon thinks we can improve further. He’s not wrong either. We could’ve scored five or six at Tynecastle had our finishing been on point – and that’s pretty crazy to say.

Odsonne Edouard, James Forrest and Callum McGregor were all guilty of missing real clear cut chances while the latter also had the ball in the net during a terrific second-half display.

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To win with relative ease at a ground like Tynecastle, while missing those chances, just shows how well we are playing at the moment.

And in Lennon, we have a boss who will never settle just to win games. He will always demand more from his players – something that should propel us to even greater heights in the coming months.

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