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

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

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