Neil Lennon has dismissed Chris Sutton’s claim that Celtic has hit rock bottom on the back of two home defeats.
The disjoined and often apparently uninterested displays in the Glasgow Derby and AC Milan match were as big a concern for watching supporters as the scorelines.
Lennon is on the receiving end of more criticism than any of his players with a number of fans still unhappy with the process that led to him being appointed permanent manager on the back of the 2019 Scottish Cup Final win over Hearts.
As recently as January Lennon showed that he could turn around a worrying trend with the spotlight very much on the team-sheet and dug-out at Aberdeen today.
Referring to Sutton’s rock bottom claim, Lennon told The Sun:
Listen, we were playing AC Milan, who are top of Serie A. There were a lot of aspects to the game where I thought we were better than Milan, particularly in the second half.
We were very strong and we had a good appetite. We just lacked a bit of cutting edge and quality. We certainly deserved our goal and went all in to try and get something out of the game.
To say we’d hit rock bottom – that is hysteria. I can’t buy into that. Chris has a job to do, like all pundits, but you don’t have to agree with their opinion.
The Celtic team will be announced at 10.45am today with Odsonne Edouard in contention after taking part in training on Saturday.