Neil Lennon has mixed emotions following Thursday’s 1-1 draw with FC Copenhagen.
The Celtic boss saw his side fail to win for the first time in 2020 after Odsonne Edouard’s opening goal was cancelled out by Dame N’Doye.
Following the match, Lennon revealed he was happy with the away goal but said that he believes that his side should have been more clinical.
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Lennon’s frustrations are understandable as Celtic had a number of chances to add to their one away goal and put pretty much put the game beyond doubt before half-time.
Edouard saw two early one-on-one chances saved by Copenhagen goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson, whilst Olivier Ntcham was also denied before James Forrest fired wide.
In the second-half, Callum McGregor wasted an excellent opportunity by choosing to shoot from the edge of the area instead of playing Eddy through.
A 1-1 draw isn’t a terrible result for the Scottish champions to take back to Celtic Park for the second-leg, but Lennon seems aware that his side had the chances to make Thursday’s game a formality, where things now look rather more evenly poised heading into the second leg.