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PERFECT 10: ‘CELTIC MILES AHEAD,’ LAMBERT

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PAUL LAMBERT believes Neil Lennon will lead Celtic into the history books next season with a spectacular TENTH successive title.

The former Hoops skipper insists the champions will get even BETTER as they embark upon their phenomenal sequence of success.

And Lambert, current boss of Ipswich Town, has also dismissed any talk of a challenge from Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit whose bid to derail the green-and-white juggernaut fell apart after the turn of the year as they collapsed to defeats against Hearts, Kilmarnock and Hamilton Accies and drew with Aberdeen and St Johnstone.

Lennon’s winners were unstoppable as they lifted their ninth consecutive crown, their ELEVENTH domestic honour in a row.

And former Scotland international midfielder Lambert just cannot see anyone preventing the Perfect 10.

He told PLZ Soccer: “I think Celtic will get even better. They have momentum and the bit between their teeth.

“The Rangers lads will have an incredible churning in their stomach knowing they have to win at Parkhead, knowing they have to go to Pittodrie and win, places like that.

“I think that’s where it will go in Celtic’s favour. Those lads will just go and play because they know how to win.”

Lambert was a key member of Wim Jansen’s side that stopped Walter Smith’s Govan club from achieving the magical 10 in season 1997/98.

He added: “The pressure of stopping 10 was incredible. That, for me, was the hardest title.

“Now Rangers have to stop Celtic doing 10 in a row, I’m really not so sure with that team they have at the minute.

“Steven will know that you are only as good as your last game and if you don’t have success then you are going to feel the pressure. That’s the nature of the beast.

“Ultimately, he hasn’t won and that’s what Rangers fans will judge him on.

“I’m delighted for Lenny. He knows the club inside out.

“The bottom line is that Celtic have been the best team for the last nine years, regardless of if Rangers were in the league or not.

“Celtic have been miles ahead.”

 
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