Some Celtic fans are fuming at the comments made by manager Neil Lennon following their disappointing defeat on Sunday.
The Hoops lost their second game of the season on Sunday, as their rivals picked up a rather deserved 2-1 win. Lennon’s men are now only two points ahead of the Gers, who have a game in hand and winning it will allow them to move to the top of the Premiership.
Celtic fans: Does Lennon deserve blame for the loss?
He was awful!
The players let him down!
After the game, the club’s Twitter account posted a video of Lennon’s post-match comments. And this has left many Hoops’ fans unhappy. They want the manager to man up and accept that his side were not the better one.
Lennon got it wrong today
Midfield battle lost again!
Our strength was on the bench
Why change it? pic.twitter.com/0utAtcQL1g
— (@MD3290) December 29, 2019
Unfortunately can’t agree with Lenny today. I don’t think we deserved to take anything from the game.
— Margaret Brannan (@marg1888) December 29, 2019
Seriously!!!!! How can Lenny say we didn’t deserve to lose that. If he genuinely thinks that then he is delusional
— Donnie(@donnies190584) December 29, 2019
180 minutes now we have been outplayed by this mob. Get this sorted Lennon or you’ll be chased in May
— Conor (@CoillnagColpach) December 29, 2019
Didn’t deserve to lose!? What game was he watching? 9 in a row is fleeting fast
— Rob Himself (@RobJ93) December 29, 2019
No lessons learned from the Hampden Cup Final . Wrong Players Wrong Formation Wrong Team . Anybody could see that after the first 20 mins . Blame lies at the managers door to be honest .
— STEPHEN CUMMINS (@steviec180466) December 29, 2019
Lennon returned to the club after the exit of Brendan Rodgers last season. The current Leicester City boss left the club at the end of February and it was after it that Lennon came back on an interim basis. At the end of the season, he was appointed as the permanent boss (via BBC).
So far this season, they’ve lost just two Premiership games. Before the Rangers loss, they had lost to Livingston away from home two months ago in the middle of October.
As things stand, the Hoops have scored the highest number of goals in the Premiership. They have found the back of the net 55 times. They have conceded 13 goals, which is the second-best record in the league whereas Rangers currently have the best defensive record.
What do we think?
Lennon did get his selection wrong on Sunday. He played Olivier Ntcham in midfield in the last two or three games. But all of a sudden, he’s changed it to having Mikey Johnston behind the striker. This consistency in selection needs to improve, otherwise Celtic may not win the title come the end of the season.