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Lennon believes winning Lille can start Celtic season

Fri 11 December 2020 | 21:41

Neil Lennon hopes Celtic can kick start their season after a 3-2 win over Lille finished their Europa League campaign on a high.

The changed home team had no chance of qualifying before their final Group H game with Lille but Christopher Jullien headed in from a corner only for Jonathan Ikone to equalize two minutes later.

However, 21-year-old midfielder David Turnbull scored his first Hoops goal and turned the 2-2 draw into a 3-2 win.

The Ex-

Celtic

captain announced:

“We have beaten a very good team.

“We played well, with played with vigour, attitude and work either and no lack of quality.

“Attitude and body language was good and there was good reaction when they equalised

“We defended well when we needed to. A lot of positives to take, players coming in like Soro, Turnbull, Klimala and Henderson.

“It was a great way to end the campaign, it was a disappointing campaign.

“There is a long way to go this season but we have to use this is a catalyst to get consistency. It is baby steps in the right direction

“Overall it was a good win and we move on to Kilmarnock. I would love to win on Sunday as well and back it up.

“We are delighted for Turnbull. Hopefully, the first goal of many.”

Turnbull implied his strike from a Kristoffer Ajer pass: 

“It means everything to  me and my family. To top it off the with a goal, I am buzzing.

“It feels amazing to score and assist in another goal.

“Hopefully it gives us momentum going into Sunday’s game and hopefully we can perform and get the result.

“It has been tough, I don’t like being on the bench but you need to work hard every day and bide your time.

“I feel as it I played well and every game go into I try to create chances and score goals and hopefully I can kick on now.”


source: SportMob

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