Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Karabakh-Azersu

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 19:45

Champions League Qualifying Third Round

Last Game

UMF Stjarnan 1 - 4 Celtic

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 20:15

Champions League Qualifying Second Round

Lennon happy with Celtic team

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is more than content to see his side go into the international break on top of the table.

Last Updated: 11/10/13 at 15:25 Post Comment

Neil Lennon: Hopes his international players are successful and injury-free

Neil Lennon: Hopes his international players are successful and injury-free

A 2-0 defeat of Motherwell, coupled with St Johnstone's 4-0 victory over previous leaders Inverness, saw the Hoops take over atop the Premiership.

Speaking in this week's Celtic View, Lennon said: "Our league form has been good, we've set our players targets and so far they are achieving them.

"I'm delighted with the start we've made and the football we've been playing. The worrying thing now is a lot of them are away for 10 days and we hope they will all come back fit and okay."

Eleven first-teamers, and a host of development squad players, have met up with their respective countries for the international fixtures.

Lennon, understandably, would like his stars to return to their club injury-free but also wished them success on the biggest stage.

"It's an important time for the boys," he said. "If you look at Mikael, he has a huge game with Sweden, Emilio has big games for Honduras, Sami has big games with Greece.

"I want them to go and do well as it's great recognition if these guys are playing in World Cup finals, so I have no qualms with them going. I just want them to come back in one piece.

"I have my goalkeeper knocking on the door for an England spot as well, which is incredible. It shows how far the team have progressed, and how much they have progressed as individuals.

"We're in a good place at the minute, I don't want it to be a short-term thing, though, I want it to be there until May."

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho claims Rafael Benitez destroyed his Inter Milan side in six months

Jose Mourinho has fired back at Rafael Benitez’s wife after she said the Chelsea manager left a mess at Real Madrid.

Arsene Wenger responds to Jose Mourinho taunt

Arsene Wenger has brushed off Jose Mourinho's latest taunts after the Chelsea boss said the Gunners' recent spending may come as "a surprise".

Louis van Gaal predicts this will be Luke Shaw's season

Louis van Gaal claims that this will be Luke Shaw's season after piling praise on the 20-year-old left-back.

Mail Box

Di Maria Just Didn't Fit (S**t Happens)

If a signing doesn't work there doesn't have to be a massive witch hunt. So there. Plus a detailed net spend rant, Breel Embolo, computer games and Louis van Gaal...

The Calculator Is On Wenger's Side...

Over the last five years, Arsenal's net spent is about 55% of Chelsea's, so shush your mouth Jose. Plus, Van Gaal is attacked and defended in equal measure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company