Neil Lennon accepts Celtic only have themselves to blame after exiting the Champions League.
The Hoops were stunned at home to CFR Cluj on Tuesday night, losing 4-3 on the night and 5-4 on aggregate.
Lennon has been giving his thoughts on the loss to BBC Scotland, admitting they have blown a huge opportunity:
We had the lead and we’ve let it slip through our own decision making.
The goals we conceded are crazy. You’ve got to do the basics well – you’ve got to stop crosses, close people down, get your head on things – and it was almost as if we scored and wanted to switch off.
We’ve only ourselves to blame. If you don’t do the basics defensively well enough then at this level you get punished. We’ve let it go.
Unsurprisingly, Celtic supporters have taken to Twitter to air their views on Lennon, with many still raw after such a painful defeat.
What a shambles !
— RicardoMonteglin (@rickysproule74) August 14, 2019
Sack the board!!
— Scoosh-1 (@Scoosh_1) August 14, 2019
Neil Lennon will be sacked by Christmas
— Robert-w.a.t.p (@rangerslad1983) August 14, 2019
If Neil Lennon is the answer then what’s the question ? 🤓
— Rev #EveryoneAnyone ✌️ (@nil_by_mooth) August 14, 2019
Sorry Lennon, last night lies at your door …
10 million on the bench
Or best CM at LB
Lack of action when it clearly wasn't working
Calderwood tactics late on
Not good enough
— PineappleUpsideDown (@pudpudboogie) August 14, 2019
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Ultimately, the blame has to lie with the manager after such a poor night at the office, despite behind-the-scenes factors arguably coming into play.
On a big night for the club, Lennon failed to get even a mediocre performance out of his side.
Using Callum McGregor at left-back was a particularly baffling call, showing a lack of faith in new signing Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo.
A huge response is now needed by Lennon, who rightly finds himself under pressure ahead of Saturday’s Scottish League Cup clash with Dunfermline at Parkhead.