Lennon: We silenced critics

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was delighted to see his players silence their critics after their thrilling 4-3 victory over Aberdeen at Parkhead.

Last Updated: 17/03/13 at 08:19 Post Comment

Neil Lennon: Delighted with Celtic's resolve

Neil Lennon: Delighted with Celtic's resolve

Many expected the floodgates to open after Kris Commons netted the opener after just 12 seconds, but the valiant Dons bounced back and opened up a 3-1 lead.

However, Charlie Mulgrew pulled one back and Gary Hooper equalised with three minutes remaining before substitute Georgios Samaras fired the winner in added time to settle a thrilling contest.

"It was absolutely brilliant," said Lennon. "People were accusing the players or criticising the players for complacency and not showing enough desire.

"But when the fourth goal went in I think you could see what it meant to them and what it meant to the supporters. It was like the good old days.

"I know we have got a few defensive problems that we need to sort out. We keep giving cheap goals away but our desire to win the game was fantastic.

"I have been waiting on this team to do that for a wee while and they showed me that today."

Match-winner Samaras added: "It was a great goal for the team. We showed great character to come back, it is something special so well done to all the boys.

"Sometimes we play bad and lose, sometimes we play bad and win, but nothing can compare with this game."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Queens Park Rangers draw 2-2 with Stoke at Loftus Road

Niko Kranjcar’s late free-kick secured QPR a 2-2 draw at home to Stoke to spoil Mark Hughes’ return to Loftus Road.

Premier League: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wary over a lack of European football

Louis Van Gaal believes a lack of Champions League football this season could damage Manchester United’s title hopes.

Premier League: Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini not concerned by Yaya Toure's form

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns over the form or commitment of midfielder Yaya Toure.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property