Lennon demands Celtic reach 90 points

Lennon demands Celtic reach 90 points

Lennon demands Celtic reach 90 points

"There is no way you can be successful if your big players are missing for big games".

He told FootballInsider: "I don't think there's real creativity in there, or legs".

"I think you've probably seen the picture in the public domain", he added.

Celtic go into the game nine points ahead of their bitter rivals, who won 1-0 when the teams met at Ibrox at the end of a year ago.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will also be using the game as a means of trying to impress the club's hierarchy further so that he can boost his chances of being handed the managerial vacancy of the club on a permanent basis.

"But the longer it went, there was just too many quality players on the pitch so I had to get out".

"There is no trophy at stake but it is the next Celtic versus Rangers episode and it is the most important one because it is the next one".

"The emotion and the passion I saw at Anfield is very similar to what you get at Ibrox". It took me back to Chelsea when we scored the Luis Garcia goal, to Olympiakos - the big games I experienced myself.

The last time that the Hoops actually lost in the league was against the Gers back in December.

"I used that as an excuse, but it was more the nerves, so God help the players with what they were going through".

And he hopes his players will be fuelled by what they witnessed this week as Tottenham joined his old side in the Madrid final with their own stunning fightback against Ajax.

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that his side will not provide Celtic with a guard of honour on Sunday, as is the tradition. Rangers are a formidable team at home and it will be an electric atmosphere.

"Yes, they did (target Brown) and they did after the game as well".

Ouest France say the 30 year old (he turns 31 in September) was offered a four year contract, and subsequently accepted it.

Speaking to the media ahead of the weekend's game, Gerrard confirmed that the club have made the decision not to hold the guard of honour.

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