Former Rangers skipper, Barry Ferguson, has re-iterated the claim he made in November that Neil Lennon’s Celtic has improved since he took over and are better than the team that saw Brendan Rodgers win seven consecutive trophies according to an article in The Scottish Sun.
Ferguson was speaking as part of his role as a pundit for PLZ Soccer and reveals just why the 2020 version of Celtic is superior.
So what has Ferguson said?
When asked about the apparently, never ending dominance of the Hoops, Ferguson said:
“Celtic are a better team under Neil Lennon than they were with Brendan Rodgers.”
“I think they are more attack-minded and the thing I like about them is, after the Old Firm game on the 29th, they went away and worked on a system that I think suits them as well.”
“You get two strikers up top – [Odsonne] Edouard and [Leigh] Griffiths look a real danger together. For me, Celtic are definitely a better team under Neil Lennon.”
So is Ferguson correct?
Lennon has kept to his promise of making his side more direct than Rodgers‘, and it has paid dividends, they have a 12 point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership and have dropped points in just three games all season, once since September.
They are also on course to break all sorts of goal scoring records having already surpassed last years tally in early February, it wasn’t like they struggled last season either when they secured their third successive treble.
Lennon has changed formation and made them even more formidable which, considering they were top of the league at the time, shows just how much the Northern Irishman has developed as a manager.
Lennon or Rodgers?
Rodgers may have had his “Invincible” season but, Lennon is facing a stronger Rangers side and still not giving them a sniff of the title, the Ibrox side has improved by some 15 points on this time last year but are still 12 behind and don’t look like recovering anytime soon, as the saying goes – mind the gap.