Lennon: “I want them to play their part in it and we want to play our part in entertaining them and making them proud of us.”
By PA Media
Last Updated: 05/06/20 6: 55 pm
Celtic supervisor Neil Lennon is desperate for their fans to be as included as possible in their “once-in-a-lifetime” quest for a 10 th successive title.
The Scottish champs are set to start their record-breaking effort with the league behind closed doors however there are hopes that crowds will slowly be enabled to return as the project goes on and social distancing constraints ease.
Lennon informed Celtic TELEVISION: “This is special. It occurs when in a life time and I desire this generation of fans to be a substantial part of that, as they constantly are.
” I desire them to play their part in it and we wish to play our part in amusing them and making them pleased with us.
“It will be hard in the short-term, for the fans and the gamers not having each other working hand in hand, however ideally that amount of time will take a trip rapidly and we can get that togetherness and uniformity back once again.
“This is a generational thing. This group, and particular people in this group, have actually done some truly unique, amazing things and we desire this to be another season to keep in mind. The anticipation is palpable.
“What I have to do as a manager is keep a lid on things, get the players in the best condition possible, but I don’t think they’ll need any extra motivation. And certainly, to have the players and the fans backing us all the way – it’s going to be a hell of a ride.”
The Celtic team will be all set to go when the suspension of all football activity in Scotland is partly raised on June 11 to enable Premiership first strings to start training.
Lennon stated: “We begin doing the medical side of things on Monday and Tuesday, we’ll all get evaluated on Wednesday and ideally we can start in little groups on Thursday.
“It will be groups of 5 so we’ll have 2 groups in the early morning, 2 groups at lunch break and 2 groups in the afternoon. We’ll get to see them all. We have not seen them for a while, you tend to miss them and miss out on that friendship and environment around the location.
“There will be particular procedures – they can’ t go in the structure, whatever will be done outside. That’s fine, and we’re simply happy that we can have sort of form of training.
“So although we have actually got a June 11 start, ideally within a week or 2 we can begin training in larger groups and all that is for the procedure of preparing for the very first week in August.”
Lennon has actually likewise been going over transfer strategies with head of football operations Nick Hammond and the board.
” I have actually simply originated from a two-hour conference with the board, Nick and John Kennedy, and we have another one lined up,” stated Lennon.
“In regards to the recruitment procedures, they’re all underway now, and in regards to contributing to the team and talking with clubs, once again it’s sort of early days however we have actually made tentative inroads as relates to that also.”
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