Manager pleased with Dundee victory
By: Laura Brannan on 22 Sep, 2012 19:59
NEIL Lennon got the reaction he was looking for on Saturday with a comprehensive 2-0 win against Dundee, thanks to goals from Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama. He was expecting a big response following last week´s defeat to St Johnstone and he got that in a game that Celtic dominated from start to finish.
"It was a good performance, a clean sheet and three points and that´s what I wanted," he said at the post-match press conference. "There was a good tempo to the game. We had to wait a wee while for the breakthrough but it was a quality goal from Gary - really good play between him and Scott Brown.
"And we got a great second goal early on in the second half. Victor let the ball run across his body and it was a lovely strike. It was going to take something like that to beat Rab Douglas today who was in inspired form and made some great saves to keep Dundee in it.
"I felt after that it was pretty much one-way traffic. The only disappointment was we didn’t get more goals on the day."
Another positive was the fact Lassad made his first start for Celtic and put in a good performance up front alongside Hooper. The manager was pleased with his display but hopes the knock he picked up isn’t too serious.
"He hasn’t played for three or four months and we were worried fitness would be an issue," he said. "He came off with a slight groin problem but we´re hoping it´s mild.
"His link up play was good, he won us the penalty, he had a really good header tipped over the bar, so with his play in general we´re pleased with and there´s more to come."