“I am not going to be critical of the players” defiant Celtic boss after Europa League draw

Defiant Celtic boss Neil Lennon refused to criticize his players after they earned a 1-1 draw against Copenhagen in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 32, as per the Daily Record.

The Bhoys manager hails his side for coming away with a decent result in Denmark and believes they can progress to the next round of the competition.

The Hoops took the lead at the Parken Stadium through Odsonne Edouard’s brilliant finish but Dame N’Doye leveled scores for the Danish side in the second half.

The home team looked to be winning when Ryan Christie conceded a penalty but Fraser Forster saved the day for Lennon’s side by denying their opposition a goal.

The English footballer’s late penalty heroics means Celtic have the edge now as they aim to see off StÃ¥le Solbakken’s side in Glasgow next week.

On being asked whether they would progress, the Hoops manager said:

“I wouldn’t say confident but you can have belief.

“I think the players will believe that as well and they are capable of going through.”

“I am happy with the away goal.

“I am disappointed we didn’t score more goals, we had plenty of chances on the counter-attack.

“It shows we can open them up but with respect to Copenhagen they looked very strong in the second half.

“I am not going to be critical of the players, it’s the quality of the chances we are creating are good.

“First half we played very well I am delighted we have come away with a decent result.

“I thought we had good control of the first half.

“I thought we could have been two or three up.
“We had some great chances on the counter-attack in the second half so I’m disappointed we haven’t come away with more goals.”

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