After another disappointing outcome against Sparta Prague, NEIL LENNON says Celtic have the “minerals” to turn their season around and that he is the man best positioned to revive their ailing fortunes.
Last night, Celtic conceded a second 4-1 loss in a row to the Czech side in Prague, ending their chances of advancing in their Europa League group.
But after a streak of only two wins in nine games, Lennon still believes he can get a response from his team.
“Of course I believe that,” said Lennon. “Better than anybody, I know this party.
“Look, we lost to the Rangers at the end of last year and everybody wrote us off.
We were put down by everyone, whether it was our own supporters or everyone else in the organization claiming the league was over. So we were here before.
In the second half of last season, we had a fantastic run and we can replicate that.
It feels a bit different this time – like we’ve got a little more work to do – but we’re still very sure that we’re going to get there.
In the league, we have a lot of work to do to catch up, but it’s not behind us. The absolute contrary.
The worries of people. We’re bitterly frustrated with the run we’re on. But we know that we have the minerals to turn things around. And we know that we have to rapidly turn it around, but it’s not going to happen overnight.
We’re out of Europe, so we have to concentrate on domestic activities now, and that’s the whole priority. The priority is the league.
As a manager, I have been in these situations before. As a player, I have also been in these situations.
“There’s no reason for me to believe we can’t turn it around.”