Neil Lennon didn’t mess about when Gary Breen’s comments about Shane Duffy were put to him at today’s media conference.
After a journeyman start to his career the former Irish internationalist struck the big time at Sunderland and Coventry City and impressed at the 2002 World Cup Finals.
Over the weekend he made some scathing comments on a podcast which were happily picked up by various publishers. The gist of his commenrs were that the standard of player in Scotland was so low that Duffy was putting his international career at risk!
? Neil Lennon on Gary Breen’s remarks about the standard of Scottish football and Shane Duffy’s move:
“Gary’s comments are totally unnecessary, unfounded and there’s no substance to them whatsoever. Completely wrong.
“That’s someone that doesn’t know the game up here”. pic.twitter.com/Z6HXucRcH9
— Andrew Maclean (@_AndrewMaclean) September 15, 2020
Last week Duffy captained Ireland twice and although his performances weren’t of the usual standard he had played very little football since January.
The Irish international side can’t be too fussy over club form with many players down the years being regular internationalists despite indifferent club form.
Stephen Kenny and Damien Duff are both well aware of the Scottish game, if Duffy is playing regularly for Celtic it’ll be an improvement on his situation at Brighton it’ll be an improvement on his Brighton situation where he was dropping out of contention under Graham Potter.
?”It is just speculation at the moment, I can’t give you names!”
Celtic boss Neil Lennon on new signings for the club
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 15, 2020