NEIL LENNON is looking forward to a silverware spectacular to LAST season in December!
Celtic are two games away from the phenomenal quadruple treble after winning the previous ELEVEN domestic honours that have been up for grabs.
The sensational sequence kicked off in November 2016 when Tom Rogic, James Forrest and Moussa Dembele hammered in the strikes in a 3-0 League Cup Final triumph over Aberdeen at Hampden.
And the Dons are now standing in the Hoops’ way at the national stadium tomorrow afternoon of booking a place in the Scottish Cup Final against either Hibs or Hearts – who meet this evening in the other last-four tie – five days before Christmas.
Lennon expected to be planning the downfall of Derek McInnes’ Pittodrie outfit in April after Ryan Christie’s free-kick winner against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on March 1. Six days later, the champions hammered St Mirren 5-0 at Parkhead before football went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, seven months later, Scotland’s title kings are eyeing a fourth consecutive clean sweep – before they continue their quest for a fifth.
Lennon, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “They were hoping that by this stage, we’d have crowds in. I think that was the whole reasoning behind pushing the games down the line.
“That hasn’t been the case, so what do you do? You have to try and complete it and then move on to the next one.
“The four teams left in the competition would have all wanted it to be finished having earned the right to be there.
“It’s now up for grabs. We all have the chance of winning a bit of silverware which would be brilliant.
“It would be brilliant for the other clubs, but, ultimately, fantastic for us. It would have been strange had we not been able to finish the competition, but then nothing is normal about what we’re all going through.
“Hopefully, we can get the games played and get the trophy settled one way or the other.
“We can then put last season to bed and everyone can focus on this season.”
Lennon believes a quadruple treble achievement would be highly unlikely ever to be surpassed.
He added: “These players should be given that respect. We’ll never see it again, I don’t think.
“We just want to keep winning. The players don’t want to give anything up. There is a trophy on the line and they want to defend it as vigorously as possible.
“If that means playing league games further down the line, then that’s what the players would want.”