‘Great Win in Tough Conditions’, Lenny’s Pittodrie Verdict

Neil Lennon has given his verdict on Celtic’s impressive win at Pittodrie on Sunday. The Celtic manager was speaking to the Celtic View in anticipation of Wednesday’s latest issue and revealed how delighted he was with his side’s ability to grind out the three points in hostile conditions.

“It was a great win in tough conditions. Aberdeen made a real game of it, and Pittodrie is always a tough place to go to.

“While we didn’t want to settle for a draw, given the way they game had gone, 1-1 wouldn’t have been a disaster.

“The players dug deep, though, and showed their character to get the win.”

Storm Dennis was in full swing as Celtic travelled to Pittdorie and the testing conditions interfered with Celtic’s attacking game, allowing Aberdeen’s tactics to snuff out the threat from the Scottish Champions.

However, Lennon’s side dug in and won ugly with two counterattacking goals. The first coming from the relentless Callum McGregor stabbing the ball into the net after the James Forrest had his shot blocked and the late second, a brilliant finish from Kris Ajer was sandwiched between the leveller from Ash Taylor.

It is testament to the extremity of the conditions that Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor was allowed the space and time to bring down a ball with his chest and bury it with the half volley.

Although it was to be Celtic’s day with our big defender scoring brilliantly to see the game out and head home with three points. A huge win for the 9IAR chasers.

 

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