Monday, 28th October, 2013
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that his side did not play their best football despite edging out Partick Thistle 2-1 at Firhill Stadium yesterday.
Georgios Samaras put the Hoops in front in the 34th minute before Kris Doolan equalised for the hosts in the 67th minute.
Amido Balde then came off the bench and netted in the 74th minute to secure the full three points for Celtic.
But Lennon was not totally pleased with his side’s performance, especially on the attacking front.
“We had to dig it out in the end. I felt we were sloppy at times in our finishing. We should have been out of sight at half-time”, he explained to Celtic’s official site.
However, the manager was impressed with the way Celtic reacted after Partick Thistle made it 1-1 and labelled his side’s victory a “brilliant win.”
“But our reaction was good and I was actually trying to get Amido on before they scored”, he added.
“But thankfully we got him on and he scored a brilliant goal, and that will do him the world of good and it’s fantastic for us. It’s a brilliant win.”
Celtic consolidated first spot in the Scottish Premiership table after the win, with 26 points from ten games.