Neil Lennon wasn’t duped by the excitement of Celtic’s 4-3 win over Aberdeen.
For the second week running the hoops lost three goals in the SPL with the security and confidence of last season posted missing in his side’s defending.
Celtic fans went home delighted by the way that the players snatched a dramatic victory in the closing stages but over the international break Lennon will spend his time trying to cure the self destruct instinct that has crept into his side’s play.
“We were contributors to our own downfall,” the Celtic boss admitted. ”The quality or ball retention in the final third was poor. We never looked in any trouble and then we give a calamitous goal away.
“We keep doing it; quality professional players giving away silly goals and it makes life a little bit more difficult for us.
“I thought we were sloppy and there’s a few just a little bit off-colour at the minute and maybe the [international] break coming up will do them good.”
Lennon added: ”But our comeback and desire to win the game was fabulous. There was character and a bit more quality to our play in the last 25 minutes – they didn’t give up.
“We have things to work on but I can’t work on them because I’ve only got four players to work with over the next two weeks- maybe a change of scenery will do some of them the world of good and give them a lift.”
Celtic’s next SP;L match is away to St Mirren on Sunday March 31.