Lennon confident he withstand Celtic pressure

26 November 2020 17:52:55 GMTPlus10

Neil Lennon admits Celtic have not been at their best over recent weeks but insists he won't buckle under the growing scrutiny surrounding his job.

Lennon's future at Parkhead has been called into question following a poor run of form that has seen the Bhoys win just two of their last eight games across all competitions.

The Glasgow giants did come from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership last Saturday, but they ended the weekend 11 points behind Rangers at the top of the standings, although they do have two games in hand on their Old Firm rivals.

Celtic also currently sit bottom of their Europa League group after collecting just one point from their opening three games and they will visit Sparta Prague in that competition on Thursday.

Speaking ahead of that match, Lennon has acknowledged Celtic need to improve, but he is confident they are heading in the right direction and he is the right man to take the club forward.

"I have sort of reconciled myself with the fact that maybe I am not going to be everyone's cup of tea," Lennon told reporters. "But it is a great privilege doing this job, the club means a lot to me and it has done for the last 20 years.

"I'm strong, I feel strong, my backroom team are strong and the players will only get better and more consistent as we go along.

"Since I've been back, we've won four trophies in a row, the team's won 11 in a row. We've got a chance of winning 12. We are going through a sticky patch, all teams do and good teams and managers come through that and that's what I firmly believe we'll do."

Celtic are priced at 1.90 to secure a much needed win for Lennon against Sparta, while the Czech side are available at 3.60 and the draw is on offer at 4.00.

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