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Celtic: Fans not impressed with Neil Lennon’s comments

Celtic: Fans not impressed with Neil Lennon’s comments

Celtic have enjoyed some memorable Champions League nights under Neil Lennon in the past, but they won’t be adding to that collection for at least another year after Tuesday night’s defeat to CFR Cluj eliminated them from the competition.

When reflecting on that result afterwards, the Celtic manager said that the responsibility for the defeat rests collectively on him and the players.

Lennon told the club’s official website CelticFC.net: “We all wanted Champions League football and we’ve only ourselves to blame for not getting that. We’ve been loose, and in the important moments of the game, we switched off. The players are bitterly disappointed, and we accept blame as a collective.”

The 48-year-old has masterminded some famous wins in the competition with Celtic in the past, most memorably the 2-1 victory over Barcelona in November 2012.

Lennon also presided over an impressive 3-2 win away to Spartak Moscow in the group stage that season, with Celtic ultimately making it to the last 16, and he was in charge for the dramatic comeback triumph against Shakhter Karagandy in 2013 that secured group stage qualification.

However, these Hoops supporters were fuming with Lennon over his tactics and team selection against CFR Cluj on Tuesday and laid the blame squarely at his door:

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