Interim Celtic boss Neil Lennon had some interesting things to say at his press conference ahead of the game against Hearts.
He feels that a section of the club’s support have become ‘entitled’ after all the success in recent years.
“Winning the treble was like the Holy Grail back in the day. Now these boys have won two in a row and are on the cusp of a third” he said, as reported by the Herald.
“Sense of entitlement”
“Maybe there is a sense of entitlement among the younger fans that we never had before.”
Lennon was also unhappy with criticism levelled at himself and the club following the recent 2-0 loss to Rangers.
“Maybe it’s because Brendan has left, and I’ve come in that we’re getting analysed to death from game to game.”
Lennon’s frustrations are understandable. It can’t be easy to come in and do the job you have been asked to do – win the league – and still face criticism.
The fact that he does not yet know if he will be manager next season could also be a factor in that. However, it is harsh to describe the fans as ‘entitled’.
There is understandably a lot of unease amongst the support. The performances for the most part have been poor since Lennon took over from Brendan Rodgers.
That does not mean that fans take trophies for granted. However, you can be upset at poor performances, such as the one at Ibrox.
Maybe everyone at Celtic Park is in need of a break. It has been a long, difficult season. Get the treble won, then start again next season with a clean slate.