Chris Sutton reckons there were plenty of positives for Celtic to take from Thursday night’s draw in Lille.

Neil Lennon’s men may have let a two-goal lead slip against the Ligue 1 side, but Sutton thinks there were good signs in the way the Hoops played.

And the former striker thinks Celtic are getting back to the top levels of last season.

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“I don’t want to go overboard,” Sutton said on BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra. (Friday, 6:34pm)

“But it looks like Neil Lennon is getting his Celtic team back from last season.

Lennon would have been pleased with the display in Lille

Lennon would have been pleased with the display in Lille / (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

“I do think that they upped their game, upped their performance levels last night.

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“But they need to be more consistent clearly.

“Neil will be disappointed not seeing it through, and especially the manner of the set-piece goal.”

Sutton is right, it was more like the old Celtic

Supporting Celtic this season has been so polarised.

 

The team are either world-beaters and heading for another treble, or ten in-a-row is a lost cause and Lennon should be sacked.

Sadly, this writer has leaned more towards the latter in recent weeks. But Thursday was a big improvement.

Celtic looked like a team again, and not a group of individuals.

Celtic were really good in Lille

Celtic were really good in Lille / (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

There were definitely aspects we can improve on, namely defending. But our attacking play was a joy to watch against a side who hadn’t lost a game since February.

We’re all just hoping that the team can kick on from here.

Sutton certainly thinks they can. It’s amazing the difference a week can make.

Let’s see where we are after the Sparta Prague clash. Two wins between now and then and life will seem a whole lot rosier.

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