The way that Neil Lennon’s Celtic side struggled at times last season meant that some fans were unconvinced when he was named as the Hoops’ permanent manager in May.
However, since Lennon was appointed permanent manager, Celtic seem been playing with a freedom that was absent for most of last season.
Hoops in far better domestic form than last season
That was first shown in the 7-0 win over St Johnstone. The form continued in the 5-2 win over Motherwell at Fir Park. That’s 12 goals in two league games for the Hoops. Last season it took the Hoops eight league games to score 12 league goals.
The performance against Motherwell could be considered as the best of Lennon’s second spell as manager so far.
Firstly it was at a venue where Celtic hadn’t won for three years. Then the manager made changes as the likes of Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard were left on the bench with Cluj in mind. Finally, the Hoops started the game slowly, and went 1-0 down early on.
Team are committed to attacking football
That didn’t phase the team though, who seemed committed to playing attacking football. Five different goalscorers is also something that will please the Hoops boss.
There is no time for the Hoops boss to rest on his laurels though, as Celtic take on Cluj on Tuesday. However, Celtic have started the season in great form. They have put down a marker that few in Scottish football will be able to match.