Michael Stewart identifies Neil Lennon’s Celtic “bluff” as expert tears up Hoops’ tactical approach


Frank expert Michael Stewart told Neil Lennon his Celtic bluff was called after their 2-0 loss to Rangers.The ex-Manchester United youngster believes the team are unaware of their role in the 3-5-2 lineup they have deployed and insists they have been under par all season.

The Hoops have had victories before that with the loss to Rangers, the first loss of the season, but Stewart believes it happens.

And he has also expressed concerns that Celtic have been dominated by Rangers in Old Firm’s last three games. The Rangers won two at Celtic Park while the Hoops won the Betfred Cup with an out of play goal at Hampden.

Lennon has insisted Celtic are doing well and has consistently claimed he is playing well this quarter, but Stewart believes there are warning signs that things are not going as well as he thought. .

He told Sportscene: “You will hear a lot of people say Celtic weren’t ready or wanted it enough. For me, a big part of it was that they weren’t comfortable with what they were trying to do.

“Rangers made the situation uncomfortable for Celtic. It’s not just today, it’s the last matches that have taken place.

“The December game of last year was a strong Celtic team although they played a different lineup, the Betfred Cup final was a strong team when Edward came on the Park. There are telltale signs Celtic needs to do something. and for me, and this is the third game in a row, they don’t have the answers on what to try and do against the Rangers.

“You can talk about the players coming back to the team, it’s not an isolated game. Celtic were under par.

“Neil Lennon tried to play the game of bluff in public by saying things were going well.

“Before the game he talked about Welsh and Klimala and how they would bring energy and excitement to the team, and maybe that was missing. He didn’t say it before.

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“It’s a wake-up call for Celtic because I don’t think they played fluid at all, they struggled to get the dynamism on their side.

“Across town with the Rangers, they’re playing with confidence.

“Yes, they have a game in hand, but Rangers will play Kilmarnock in a few weeks while Celtic have the Scottish Cup. They have the opportunity to score a seven-point lead, and Celtic won’t have the chance. to play these games until later in the year. ”


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