Lennon insists Celtic are a ‘million miles away’ from ninth consecutive title
As a result, the club’s fans anticipate a record-matching ninth consecutive domestic title but Lennon has refused to speak on that aspect, he told: “Don’t ask me. I don’t want to talk about titles. I just want to talk about the game. The title is a million miles away as far as we are concerned. We just want to concentrate on our own affairs. Since the turn of the year, we have been magnificent. The fact we have won ten domestic games says my team is very good. I don’t want to keep going on about mentality and stuff but we have some outstanding footballers. There was a lot of good football today and the guys deserve a lot of credit.”
The Glasgow giants suffered a 2-1 defeat to Rangers prior to the turn of the year and that led to suggestions that Steven Gerrard’s side could end the Hoops’ dominance. However, that does not appear the case and the Parkhead-based club are on course for a fourth-straight treble of domestic titles in the current run of form.
Celtic recently faced Kilmarnock at home in the league where they picked up a comfortable 3-1 triumph. They suffered an early setback with Eamonn Brophy scoring from the penalty spot in the sixth minute. However, the advantage was nullified with Kristoffer Ajer and Odsonne Edouard finding the net for the Hoops before the break.
Alan Power was sent off for Kilmarnock prior to the hour mark and that helped Celtic ease to another victory. Scotland international Leigh Griffiths completed the scoring for Neil Lennon’s side in the 62th minute.