Lennon targets Champions League history with Celtic

Neil Lennon wants Celtic to become the first Scottish side in history to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Neil Lennon wants Celtic to become the first Scottish side in history to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Hoops were drawn against Juventus in the Round of 16 and although the Italian champions are a very difficult opponent, Lennon is looking to reach the final eight with his Bhoys.

“This is the furthest we have progressed as a club in this format,” said Lennon in comparison to the 2008 team which lost to Barcelona in 2008.

“It is a huge incentive for the players to eclipse that if we can. This is their time. They can’t do it after the event.

“We know they are going to be two monumentally difficult games. But why not?

“This is our time. They might not get this opportunity again.

“And to be fair to them they have taken their opportunities. We have two more games to grasp the nettle again.”

He added: “If we can match what we did in Moscow (against Spartak) and the Nou Camp (against Barcelona) then we should be okay.”

 
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