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LENNY DEMANDS MORE FROM HEROES

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NEIL LENNON has watched Celtic win three out of their four away European ties this season while racking up nine goals in the process.

They have overcome FK Sarajevo 3-1, Nomme Kalju 2-0 and now AIK Stockholm 4-1 while they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Cluj in Romania.

After reaching today’s Europa League group stages draw in Monaco at midday following an emphatic 6-1 aggregate triumph over the Swedes, the Hoops boss declared his pride in his players – but he insisted they still have MORE to offer.

Lennon’s immediate aim on the European front is a place in the last-32 of the competition.

The Irishman, speaking to the Daily Mail, said: “Absolutely I think we can get through the group. I think there is more to come from this team.

“First of all, I’m really proud of the team I thought it was an outstanding team performance. To score four goals away in Europe against a champion team is no mean feat, but we looked very powerful.

“Some of our football was breathtaking going forward.

“I thought James Forrest was unbelievable in every aspect of his game whether it be off the ball or on the ball. It was such a class, quality performance and he was backed up by Ryan Christie, Odsonne Edouard and Mikey Johnston. I’m delighted for Lewis Morgan, as well.

“I’m so proud of that and psychologically we’re in a good place. I’ve been saying for a while that we have the makings of a good team and we’ve gone out and shown that again.”

Lennon also played down reports in Romania of a £3million move for Cluj striker Billel Omrani and he dismissed suggestions in the Italian press Lazio could still move for Edouard.

He added: “We don’t want him to go, you can see we have the makings of a very good team and it’s important to keep your kingpins and he is certainly one of them.”

 
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