One of the most common allegations levied to Neil Lennon this season is he’s not the same manager as he was the first time around. A lot of fans have commented that he’s too static and shows npo passion on the touchline anymore. Well after last night, that accusation cannot be thrown at the Celtic boss anymore.
Lennon was, allegedly, more animated on the touchline last night than he has been at any other point and time this season and Celtic fans will be delighted that the boss is showing the passion that has seemingly been missing in the last few months.
Last night a great wee video showing Lennon of old compared to “new” Lennon (is that even the correct descriptive?), was out together showing the Celtic Manager celebrating a goal from his first term as boss compared to last nights celebrations against Lille and it was brilliant to see the old Hoops manager has not lost his “thunder”.
As Lennon rang the changes last night and left out his regular stars Edouard, Christie, N’tcham and Brown and giving Hazard the nod between the sticks, the spotlight was on the team and the boss knew that if his gamble didn’t pay off, more pressure would have been heaped on him ahead of the weekends planned protest at Celtic Park.
I, for one, am delighted that Lennon seems to have recaptured his old self. What we witnessed was the passion on the touchline will transferring onto the pitch last night and the Celtic fans will be hoping that this is a sign of things to come.