NEIL LENNON has rubbished claims that Celtic’s game against Aberdeen on Sunday has significant added pressure attached, saying that every game is a pressure game for Celtic.
As reported by Glasgow Times, Lennon said that since he has returned to Celtic for a second time every match that he has managed has had added pressure. It has been almost two years since Celtic lost two games on the bounce, with defeats to RB Salzburg and Lennon’s Hibs team.
Now, Lennon will prepare his team in a 4-2-3-1 shape ahead of a game against Aberdeen at Pittodrie but he says that his players have the character and talent to prove that they are on the right tracks.
“Every game is a pressure game, every game since the day I walked back in the door every game has been a pressure game. You can hype it up all you want, for me we will just go out there and endeavour to win, play well, start getting our juices back and get the momentum that we built up last season.
“Is it a test of character? It is just another game. You talk about character, they have it in abundance. It is a bit of a cliché to say this is another test of character. It is just another challenge for them to look forward to. I think Lille next week will be a cracking game to look forward to.
“I just want to see us improve now because we have been decimated. It has been very difficult to do with everything that has been going on. It has been very stop-start. It is not ideal, but, slowly but surely, we will get them back. I don’t think the damage, if you can call it that, is irreparable. There is a long way to go.”
It has been two defeats in a row for Celtic with an embarrassing defeat against Rangers in the league followed up by a 3-1 loss to AC Milan. The first half showing in the Milan game followed on from the theme of the Rangers game – poor defending and cheap goals conceded. The second half was a bit more promising when Rogic and Christie were introduced as Lennon reverted to 4-2-3-1.