Neil Lennon blasted the assembled media during his pre-match press conference for the trip to Livingston on Wednesday when he was asked whether or not his side would be considered “failures” if they failed to land a fourth consecutive treble as reported by The Daily Record.
Would the season be a "failure" if Celtic fail to land another treble?
Lennon has delivered three trophies in the twelve months he has been in charge after taking over from Brendan Rodgers and has also seen an increase in attacking output having surpassed last season’s goal scoring figures as early as early February following on from his promise to make the Hoops “more direct“.
When the Parkhead gaffer was asked if it would be seen as a disappointment if he was to be unsuccessful in achieving another treble, he was – rightly – scathing in his response when he said:
“That’s an awful question. I don’t know who would deem that a failure. My remit is to carry on the good work that was left behind by Brendan (Rodgers) and so far, so good.”
“So, if some people deem it a failure if we don’t succeed in that aspect then I accept that but it’s a strange question.”
With his side sitting 12 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership and safely through to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, few would bet against Celtic continuing their unprecedented domination of football in Scotland but to suggest that if they didn’t continue to make history that it would be classed as a failure – considering they have 34 consecutive domestic cup victories and ten successive trophy wins to their name – really is a stretch as big as the gap at the top of the league.