Date: 22nd November 2006 at 1:35pm
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I’m a thouroughly optimistic, positive-minded guy. Keep that in mind as I try to explain Lennon’s confession.

Celtic’s skipper revealed that Gary Neville knew Saha would miss the penalty awarded for Gravesen’s handball as the Scottish champions defeated the Premiership leaders in the Champions’ Lwague.

‘Gary Neville actually came across to me and said about Saha, ‘his head has gone, he’s going to miss this’.’ Lennon said after the game.

Well, we could say that our captain’s confidence in his teammates is pretty low. But I think we must not be tempted to blast Neville about it, or even to say he’s a realist.

I think it’s a sign of good understandind and positive team spirit. I mean, had he not known Saha really well, would he have been able to make such a prediction? Well… OK, maybe. Still, I think there’s a good team spirit.