Neil Lennon: 'We need a miracle'

Lennon: 'We need a miracle'
© PA Photos
Neil Lennon says that Celtic "need a miracle" if they are to overcome a 3-0 first-leg deficit to Juventus and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that his side "need a miracle" if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Having made it through the group stages of the competition, the Bhoys suffered a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of the last 16 clash with Juventus on Tuesday.

The Scot has no doubts that his side are going to need drastic fortune if they are to turn the tie around.

"We need a miracle," Lennon told ITV. "But it's the harsh reality of Champions League football and some of my young players will learn a huge lesson tonight.

"Efe was poor for the first goal but we had good chances to equalise. Then we switched off defensively for the second goal and the third goal was poor.

"I thought for 70-odd minutes, until the second goal, we were by far the better side - but you can't give away goals like we gave away, we were sloppy."

The Hoops travel to Italy for the return leg on March 6.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon on the touchline on December 1, 2012
Read Next:
Lennon: 'Referee was pro-Juventus'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic22156148153351
2Aberdeen2213453324943
3RangersRangers22124641251640
4Hibernian229853127435
5Hearts227962119230
6Kilmarnock216872528-326
7St Johnstone217592130-926
8Motherwell2173112632-624
9Hamilton AcademicalHamilton2165103034-423
10Dundee2264122332-922
11Partick Thistle2255121937-1820
12Ross County2245132136-1517
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand