NEIL LENNON has given his Celtic players extra incentive this weekend by declaring most people outside the club want to see the squad’s dominance end.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference before his side goes to war with Aberdeen on Sunday, the Celtic manager believes there are many in the game who would enjoy seeing Celtic knocked out of the competition.
Celtic are very close to another clean sweep of domestic trophies after bagging a double treble under Brendan Rodgers and now they sit on the brink of another League title and have a semi-final to negotiate.
Neil knows the fans would love to see the players make a third consecutive clean sweep of trophies but knows they are up against it.
“It is the most important game because it is the next one and that is really the mantra.” Neil Lennon told Celtic.tv.
“We know everyone outside of the club would like to see us lose that domination so that is the incentive for the players, the extra motivation if you want to call it that, to keep prevailing and keep coming through these really stiff tests.
“I don’t know about extra pressure but there is a lot of talk about that (treble treble) and it is not going to go away.”
Neil beat his former side Hibernian to get Celtic to the semi-final and only managed a draw against Aberdeen in the league last month. Celtic players need to on point at Hampden to progress.