Former Celtic star Ramon Vega has absolutely ripped into the players for yesterday’s shocking 2-0 home defeat to Ross County that leaves Neil Lennon on the brink.

The Hoops went two wins in only 10 games after the Parkhead embarrassment, in which County more shots on target than Lennon’s side. The defeat led to demonstrations outside the stadium after we were bundled out of the Betfred Cup.

It’s arguably the lowest point the club has been in for a decade, and the County shocker looks like it could spell the end for Lennon. The Celtic boss is reportedly set for major talks with the club before tomorrow night (Scottish Sun).

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But Vega, the retired Swiss centre-back who won a treble with the Hoops back in 2001, has absolutely slammed the players themselves for their attitude throughout the game yesterday.

 

Vega makes sensational point – remember what club you play for

I absolutely loved this post by Vega. Not because he’s just having a go at the Celtic players for yesterday’s result – I think we’ve all done that in truth – but for the point he makes about the club.

Even if the players aren’t keen on playing for the manager (and don’t get me started on that, it’s an absolute disgrace if that’s the case), they simply have to remember the club they’re playing for. You’re playing for Celtic – one of the biggest clubs in world football and an absolute giant of the game historically.

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Celtic are, in every sense, a proper football club. Knowing you’re representing them should be enough to see you produce maximum effort, regardless of who your manager is. If you can’t recognise the importance of representing a club like Celtic then you simply shouldn’t be here.

The Celtic management team look dejected against Ross County

The Celtic management team look dejected against Ross County / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Neil Lennon has taken plenty of stick from everyone. We’ve all criticised him and ultimately the buck will always stop with him when it comes to the level of on-field performances we’re producing. But when it comes to the mentality on the pitch, the players simply must bear the brunt when it comes to the effort put in.

When you’re seeing the Celtic players knock the ball around when they’re 1-0 down to Ross County and decide not to bother trying to assert themselves on the game – that’s an attitude problem. When you see them go 2-0 down and decide “Ah well, that’s that” with just under 10 minutes or so to go – that’s an attitude problem.

Vega’s point here is one we’ve all missed. You’re not just representing Lennon, you’re representing Celtic. If that’s not enough to see you increase your performance levels alone then you’re at the wrong club.

In other news, we discuss why Patrick Roberts needed Celtic to make a move for him in the summer; and it’s now showing.

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