Lennon hails his Hoops on reaching milestones
NEIL Lennon hailed a landmark result for Celtic last night after a 3-1 win over Rennes saw the Parkhead club top their European group and record 10 wins in continental competition in a single season for the first time.
Goals from Lewis Morgan, , Ryan Christie and Mikey Johnston meant the Scottish champions defeated their French rivals comfortably.
The Glasgow club are now four points clear of nearest rivals Cluj in Group E with one game remaining and will be seeded in the last-32 draw.
“There were some milestones to achieve tonight,” said Lennon. “We asked the players if they could go beyond 10 points for the first time, could they win the group, could they win 10 games in Europe in a season. They answered all those questions.
“I’m delighted for the players. They keep setting new milestones. They are a fantastic bunch and playing very well at the moment.
“I don’t know how much of an achievement it is topping the group, but it’s a landmark night for us because we have never done it before. It means we can maybe get a better draw in the last 32.
Lennon added: “We have definitely improved results and performances. We have a long way to go in the competition. The last 32 is two or three months away and that’s a long time in football.
“We will see what kind of shape we are in then but I’m delighted with the maturity of the side.”