UNDER-PRESSURE Neil Lennon admitted he actually ENJOYED Celtic’s performance in the 2-0 victory over Hamilton Accies last night.

The Hoops boss has winced while watching the champions squandering cereless points on too many occasions to be comfortable this season.

They went into the encounter with Brian Rice’s rock-bottom Lanarkshire outfit still searching for their first win of 2021 after a loss at Ibrox and draws against Hibs and Livingston (twice).

However, Leigh Griffiths eased the tension with a superb left-foot strike from outside the box for the opener in the 12th minute and his strike partners Odsonne Edouard, who had been denied three times in the opening 45 minutes, claimed the second shortly after the turnaround.

Oddly, Accies and Dundee United are the only two clubs the Frenchman has scored league goals against from open play this season.

Lennon, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “It was a very good, very positive performance. We missed a lot of chances. I thought we could have racked up a few more.

“There was a good attitude from the players and good quality football. It was a good all-round team performance and a lot of good individual performances, as well.

“We broke the lines a lot of times and a good effervescence with the way we passed the ball and moved. I’m delighted. I don’t know how many attempts we had on goal, but it would have been well over 20, so it was a very good performance.

Lennon also took time to applaud his goalscorers, Griffiths and Edouard. He added: “They haven’t played that much together this season, but when they play together they’re very good.

“I thought Mohamed Elyounoussi complemented them quite well and I thought Callum McGregor, Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull were excellent in midfield.

“It was a very comfortable performance and I really enjoyed the game.”


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