NEIL LENNON reckons that Celtic are in a brilliant position as he prepares the team for the Scottish Cup Simi-final against Aberdeen on Sunday at Hampden.
The Champions are eleven points ahead on nearest challengers the Rangers with just five games remaining in the league. So while nothing is certain it looks more a case of when rather than if the title is secured. That will be 8 in a row and will set the next permanent manager up nicely for a two year assault in achieving the ten.
And if Neil Lennon is to be tasked with that endeavour then he’ll almost certainly have to win the Scottish Cup. The interim boss has been speaking to the new edition of The Celtic View and reflected on the frustrating 0-0 draw against Livingston on Saturday while on a more positive note, looked forward to the semi-final and the league run in.
“We’re in a brilliant position, and now we look forward to a semi-final on Sunday,” Neil Lennon said to The Celtic View.
“It’s been a hard week for the players, both on and off the pitch, and they’ve dealt with everything brilliantly as usual.
“To that end, it’ll be good to have a week to prepare for the Aberdeen game at Hampden. As I say, we’re still in a great position, we’re 11 points clear, and we know what we have to do. I think there’s a lot to be happy about.”
The Livingston match was just one of those days, Celtic had so many chances but just needed to convert one and then probably would have gone on to win comfortably. Indeed even in the final few seconds, Oli Burke had the best chance of all to roll the ball into the empty net, but seemed to lose his bearings and shot wide.
“We’re in such a good position to win another title,” Lenny continued, “and while I’m disappointed with a draw against Livingston, particularly having created so many chances, we’re still another point closer to wrapping it up.
“We’re now 11 points clear at the top of the table with five games. We’re now on course to win it after the split, and I’m happy enough with that.
“Winning it is, above all, the most important thing from here, but we put that on hold for now and focus on Sunday’s cup semi-final with Aberdeen.”
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