NEIL LENNON is set to see his players trickle back into Lennoxtown this week after nearly two weeks of international football. Apart from a few scares, it appears, for the moment we have dodged the crisis we faced last month when we lost four Celtic players to the virus for a period of time.
Speaking about getting the bhoys back to Glasgow, the Celtic manager realises he only really has Friday with the whole squad before their game on Saturday against Hibs which is another must win for the Celtic boss.
Internationals over the past three months have stopped the domestic season from breathing and Celtic have not been able to get any sort of momentum.
Now there are no more international games until March, it’s time to buckle down and get on with the task at hand, the Celtic manager is confident Celtic can start playing to their full potential.
Speaking to the Celtic View, Neil Lennon was looking forward to what lies ahead:
“Like the last time, we only really have a day to work with them before”
“There are no internationals after this week, which means we can concentrate fully on club games and find our form and consistency that we know we are capable of.
“It’s an important run of games for us now, we just need to keep chipping away and find that level of form again. I thought we were really good in the first half against Motherwell, and we were really good in the last quarter of an hour. There were a lot of good signs, there are a number of players now starting to hit their stride and find their best form.:
The Celtic boss hinted he’ll continue to shake up the team and utilise his whole squad in the coming months.
“There’s a long way to go and we just need to continue looking at the game one-by-one as they come along. It’s going to be demanding but when we need to use the squad we will.
“We were hit pretty hard by the last international break and COVID, so we’re really hoping we don’t have a repeat of that this time around.”
Celtic are still in the Europa League now but in all likelihood, they are playing for pride rather than qualification, two difficult away days and a home match against Lille could present big problems for the bhoys but whatever happens, they should not let Europe affect what goes on domestically.
Before the end of the year, Celtic could have a fourth consecutive treble, that’s incredible.