Celtic fans have not enjoyed Neil Lennon’s post-match interview following the 2-0 loss to Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 17, 2020
After December’s defeat to the Ibrox side, hopes were high that we’d see a reaction from Lennon’s team today, despite some pandemic-related issues.
With fans locked out of the stadium and players falling ill, there were good reasons to doubt Celtic’s readiness to play a high-stakes derby.
While a victory was always going to be tough, there is simply no excusing the performance we witnessed.
Celtic failed to register a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes which is, frankly, an embarrassing state of affairs.
We were outplayed, outfought and outfoxed tactically.
Lennon had a chance to come out and deliver some brutal truths to the Celtic support about what exactly is going wrong at the minute. Everyone appreciates honesty.
However, he could only muster ‘bitter disappointment’ about how we conceded goals.
The manager also pointed to a lack of experience and the number of players he was missing in his lineup.
Going by his comments, you’d think we were only a Mohamed Elyounoussi finish away from romping to victory.
It was clear quite early into today’s match that the gameplan wasn’t working, yet Lennon couldn’t find a way to change things up and get at the away side.
His substitutions were ineffective and in the case of David Turnbull, far too late.
The tactics on offer have been slammed by prominent pundits such as Michael Stewart.
The performance was a damning indictment of the direction this team are heading in, yet all we are hearing is the same old soundbites from the Celtic camp.
How long will it be before we get the ‘it’s not the setback, it’s how you respond to it’ patter from Lennon or one of his senior players?
None of it is good enough.
Fans bought season tickets in record numbers over the summer, despite there being no guarantee of actually being able to attend. We deserve better than being patronised.
These supporters are growing tired of it all, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts after viewing Lennon’s interview…
Just like team today, this ‘interview’ isn’t good enough. https://t.co/TlHLlig43k
— john doherty (@johndoc1968) October 17, 2020
This really concerns me.
— Joliet Jake (@Jolietjake67) October 17, 2020
Pathetic. None of the players missing today would’ve made a difference. It was all down to tactics and team selection. He was raging before the game that they were favourites. https://t.co/RGNdNAXu6j
— David O’Molloy (@Celtic_GLA) October 17, 2020
Scary stuff from Neil Lennon. https://t.co/NkDK9BBjEd
— hen1rik1967 (@hen1rik1967) October 17, 2020
Couldn’t even bring myself to listen to the whole 2 minutes and 18 seconds. He’s talking rubbish. Yeah, the goals conceded were poor, but what about the awful attack? And surely the fact they ran out of ideas is his responsibility, since he plans the way they play tactically. https://t.co/28Np7Gggst
— Samuel (@SAJsport) October 17, 2020
‘Looked like we ran out of ideas’ is that not your job? To coach and manage tactics? To change personnel? To change shape?Frightening if that’s what the manager is saying. https://t.co/GykJEgfUPC
— Chris (@mcgceltic) October 17, 2020
Nothing more than a poor performance , quote this tweet but this is not the man to take us to 10! https://t.co/o17SAYwTEP
— Daniel Cusack (@DanielCusack88) October 17, 2020
Stop making excuses, your answer shouldn’t be we didn’t take our chances it should be we where too slow on the ball, to comfortable and no urgency to press the game we lacked everything today ! https://t.co/HlpMmWx4AH
— McKinney🍀 (@McKinnz88) October 17, 2020