NEIL LENNON accepts his Celtic players are running high on confidence after the momentous 2-1 Europa League victory over Lazio in Rome on Thursday night.

However, the Hoops boss stressed he is taking NOTHING for granted before this afternoon’s Premiership visit of Motherwell.

Earlier in the season, the eight-in-a-row champions gifted Stephen Robinson’s outfit a goal of a start before coming back to triumph 5-2 at Fir Park.

The Celtic side was still knitting together at the time with the introduction of new defenders Christopher Jullien and Boli Bolingoli while Hatem Abd Elhamed was forced to sit it out out through injury with Kristoffer Ajer utilised at right-back.

Reflecting on the match in Lanarkshire, Lennon, speaking to the Sunday Mail, said: “We didn’t start that game well. They were the better team for the first 15/20 minutes.

“Well have had some great results this year even though Stevie Robinson’s team is always evolving because he sells his best players every year.

“He has done a brilliant job. They gave Rangers plenty to think about at Ibrox a couple of weeks ago.

“We want to win, but are coming up against a team who, apart from maybe the 3-0 loss to Aberdeen, have been playing well.”

Lennon could rotate his squad for this encounter and has already hinted at a comeback for Leigh Griffiths who hasn’t featured since August and has claimed only two goals in this campaign.

He added: “Momentum is important and after this game we have another international break when some of the players will get a rest.

“We have to be mindful of those who do go away with their countries. But we haven’t made too many changes Thursday to Sunday and in the main – apart from Livingston – it has worked okay.”

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