Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Celtic’s never-say-die spirit is back

Celtic are a club who down the years have been capable of scoring late goals to win dramatic games.

 

On Saturday they were at it again, striking in the 94th minute to seal a 4-3 victory over Aberdeen at a packed Parkhead.

It was interesting, though, to hear manager Neil Lennon's views post match when he stated it was the first time his squad of players had shown those never-say-die qualities attributed to past Celtic teams.

Having lost two SPL games on the trot, at Motherwell and Ross County, there were questions being asked about the motivation levels of the reigning Scottish champions’ players and their spirit.

Being 3-1 down at home at the weekend was the perfect time to answer those critics even though the title's already in the bag.

The demands at a big club like Celtic should never be underestimated.

You can't just go through the motions. That kind of mentality is simply not permitted at Parkhead.

The late winner from Georgios Samaras showed Lennon’s current team have plenty of mettle.

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