‘It’s my duty, it’s my club and my duty,’ Neil Lennon – always a Celtic Man

CELTIC TV interviewed Neil Lennon as the lap of honour came to a close at Paradise yesterday and all the players weans were enjoying the freedom of Celtic Park in the background.

Callum McGregor is quoted in the interview as saying that this was the most difficult of all the title wins that he has been involved in, given all the things that had happened at the club throughout what was a very turbulent season.

And while Lenny was happy to pass much of the credit to the current Leicester City manager, the number of Celtic Supporters who agree with that particular sentiment will be few and far between.

Lenny talks about the game yesterday and enthuses over the performance of the young players like Mikey Johnston, who got both goals, Ewan Henderson, impressive as ever in midfield and 16 year old Karamoko Dembele who replaced the injured Oli Burke at the interval and lit up Celtic Park. Here are his sparkling highlights…

But it was what Neil Lennon said at the end that is extra special, so make sure you listen to this interview. ‘It’s my duty, it’s my club and my duty,’ Neil Lennon – a Celtic Man said.

Neil takes Celtic to Hampden on Saturday and another win over Hearts will secure an unbelievable Treble Treble. These players have played pretty much non stop for three seasons, they have never lost a cup game and have a chance to win 9 trophies from the 9 available.

Yesterday morning on The Celtic Star we had an article up about this that you might have missed. We were making the point that after Lisbon, Celtic played in the testimonial match in Madrid in the first week in June 1967 then had TWO MONTHS until their next game, which was a friendly against Spurs at Hampden – read that article HERE.

Tommy and Willie enjoying their summer holiday in Miami.

The current crop of Celts will have international games in June before reporting back at Celtic for pre-season….also in June!

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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