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Video: Neil Lennon ‘Proud’ of Celtic Players But Admits He Wanted to Avoid Aberdeen in Scottish Cup Semi-Finals

Video: Neil Lennon ‘Proud’ of Celtic Players But Admits He Wanted to Avoid Aberdeen in Scottish Cup Semi-Finals

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has spoken of his pride after his players continued their quest for an unprecedented quadruple domestic treble, but admits he would’ve been keen to avoid Aberdeen in the semi-finals.

The Hoops were made to work for this afternoon’s 1-0 victory away to St Johnstone in a match of very few clear-cut chances in Perth, coming hot on the heels of Thursday night’s crushing Europa League exit at home to Copenhagen.

However, Christopher Jullien managed to get a slight touch on Ryan Christie’s free-kick in the 81st minute, and it was enough to guide it past the impressive Saints goalie Zander Clark.

Afterwards, the draw for the semi-finals pitted Celtic with old foes Aberdeen, and Lennon claimed he would’ve rather avoided a showdown with Derek McInnes’s side:

The semi-finals will take place on the weekend of April 11 and 12, and will give us a pretty decent indication as to whether or not Lennon can guide his side to another impressive domestic record this season.

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