Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been reacting to recent comments made by former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, as reported by Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Lennon speaks out
The 50-year-old, who left the Hoops back in February, has recently revealed that some Celtic players pulled out of games when they were fully fit.
The Northern Irishman was talking to The Scottish Sun and claimed that some members of the Hoops squad weren’t focused on matters at Parkhead as early as pre-season.
As we know, Celtic failed to make it 10 Premiership titles in a row last season, and Robinson has been reacting to what Lennon has had to say.
The Latest: Robinson reacts
He labelled the revelation ‘very interesting’ and said it was something he has ‘never seen’ happen in football, declaring:
“That is a very interesting one.
“One thing’s for sure, it was not a happy camp last season.
“Why would players do that? The only time I ever saw players not wanting to play was when the transfer window coming around. It was a case of players not wanting to play because they were trying to get out of the club.
“Other than that I have never seen that happen. It’s almost unheard of.
“It would be great if he would put a bit more meat on the bone of that story. Name some names and give some reasons.”
The Verdict: The signs were there…
Lennon claimed that he spotted problems in some players’ body language as early as pre-season, so the warning signs were there for a woeful campaign. He eventually called it a day in February by resigning, but it seemed as if things could have been handled better by all involved.
The Celtic hierarchy could have spotted the signals, Lennon could have been more honest and senior players could have stepped in to prevent a season to forget instead of being dragged down to the troublemakers’ levels.
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