Lennon determined to change Celtic fortunes

27 November 2020 22:16:49 GMTPlus10

Neil Lennon believes Celtic have what it takes to salvage their season after his team exited the Europa League following last night's dismal 4-1 defeat away to Sparta Prague.

Celtic were always facing an uphill battle in Group H, which also contains Lille and Milan, and their elimination was confirmed in the Czech capital last night with two matches still remaining.

It continues the poor start to the season made by Lennon's men, who trail bitter rivals Rangers by 11 points in the Scottish Premiership, although they do have two games in hand.

Celtic have won nine consecutive Scottish titles, with Lennon managing them to five of them across two spells at the club, but pressure is mounting on the Northern Irish coach.

However, the 49-year-old coach was in a defiant mood after the loss to Sparta and is adamant that he is the right man to lead the Bhoys out of their current malaise.

"At the end of last year when we lost to Rangers, everyone was writing us off and we were getting slaughtered from all and sundry, be it our own supporters or everyone else in the game."

"We have a lot of work to do catching up in the league but it is not beyond us, far from it.

"I have been in situations like this as a manager and a player. There is no reason to believe we won't turn it around."

"We're bitterly disappointed with the run we are on but we have the minerals to turn it around," he added.

Celtic are 151.00 to win Scottish Premiership with in-form Rangers 1.00 to claim a first title since 2011.

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