Neil Lennon isn’t likely to have gained any new admirers among the Celtic support following his latest comments.
The Hoops boss was in a bullish mood on Wednesday as he responded robustly to claims that his side were currently struggling following a less than satisfactory last couple of games.
“We’ve lost one game and we scored three goals in it,” he told the BBC.
“There has to be a sense of perspective. I can’t control that. There’s a little bit of hysteria around things at times.
“There’s a narrative going round that we are maybe a bit off colour. We’re absolutely not. We’re fine. Hopefully, the players can go out and show that.”
Lennon should be honest with the Celtic support
Lennon would be as well confessing to his sins and admitting that things aren’t going perfectly at the club. Nobody is expecting him to reveal he’s lost control of the dressing room and doesn’t have a clue what to do, but supporters don’t like being taken for a fool.
The Northern Irishman’s comment on Celtic scoring three goals in the Cluj match is a bizarre one. The Hoops may have netted a treble of goals against the Romanian champions but the salient fact is that they conceded one more. That’s all that matters.
Lennon seems hopelessly out of touch with the feelings of the wider Hoops support at present. We are completely underwhelmed by the transfer activity so far this summer and frustrated at a number of the wrong decisions he has made.
If he admitted that the team weren’t firing on all cylinders at present some fans would appreciate that. It’s not admitting defeat to say that things aren’t going swimmingly all the time. Lennon should learn that.