Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer believes Neil Lennon played a pivotal role in Saturday’s win over Kilmarnock.
With the score deadlocked at 0-0 heading into half-time, many had feared that we could be on our way to another frustrating stalemate at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership.
Three of Lennon’s ten matches in charge this season have resulted in that scoreline and Steve Clarke’s side were certainly making life difficult for us in the first half at the weekend.
Ajer though credits the turnaround to the manager, telling The Daily Record: “We knew Killie would make it extremely difficult for us. We were a bit all over the place first half. But the gaffer had a great talk at half-time. It was about getting the team more compact and energy in our offensive play. It worked well and our second half was a lot better.”
Although some results and performances have been less than convincing under Lennon in his second spell so far, it’s quite clear that the players do enjoy working with him and playing for him.
That could play a big factor in determining whether he is eventually given the job.
Clearly he had an impact on Saturday’s game and hopefully he can continue to motivate the team and land the two trophies we desperately want next month.