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Frustrated, Paul Lambert jumped in to the defense of former Celtic teammate Neil Lennon and claimed some had gone too far in their criticism of his tenure as manager

The Ipswich Town boss teamed up with Lennon in midfield during a heyday at the turn of the century when the Hoops reached the UEFA Cup final

Lambert learned all about Celtic pressure during his eight years in Glasgow’s East End and knows the insatiable demands for support

The Hoops had a stuttering start to the season in terms of performance, were crushed in Europe by an understaffed Sparta Prague and were nine points behind in the title race

And that has made some fans question his future at the club amid the pressure to get 10 in a row

But Lambert says three remaining games against old Rangers enemies are opportunities to put the club back on top of the Scottish football tree

He told the East Anglian Daily Times: “You know what, Celtic Football Club is a global organization and you are as good as your last pass

“You might have 100 terrific passes, then if the last one is a nightmare this is the one you remember

“Lenny has won it all in sight The league is always well within their reach and they are still in the cup final and others too They are well in it

“Steven (Gerrard) is doing very well with Rangers, but Celtic are on their ponytails and I don’t think they would give up lightly

“They go for 10 in a row, which would be historic for them, but the criticism is overblown and it’s not fair

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Source: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/paul-lambert-slams-neil-lennon-23045264