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Christopher Jullien backs Neil Lennon after heavy Celtic defeat
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Christopher Jullien backs Neil Lennon after heavy Celtic defeat

Celtic are out of the Europa League after yet another thrashing at the hands of the Czech side Sparta Prague. 

Neil Lennon’s side were hammered 4-1 in Prague, ending their European adventure for another season. 

In light of this latest disappointment, there is a growing belief that manager Neil Lennon’s job at Parkhead might be in jeopardy. 

The Northern Irishman has struggled to get the best out of his team this season, with Old Firm rivals Rangers also well clear in the title race – although Celtic have games in hand. 

But despite those fears, one Celtic player is seemingly not concerned over the future of Lennon. 

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Christopher Jullien fronted up and spoke to the press after last night’s defeat and made it clear he believes Celtic can get through this rough patch, with Lennon as boss. 

 “That was a difficult game. It was really disappointing in the first half,” Jullien told BBC Sport. “We came back with the energy we wanted to give after half-time. We just gave everything to score.

“We’re just going to train, speak to each other. I have no worries about [Neil Lennon]. We still believe in each other, we still believe in the staff.”

The 27-year-old was playing in his first Europa League game of the season because of a persistent back injury but could not help Celtic’s increasingly leaky defence from stopping the Czech side running rampant in Prague. 

The Frenchman’s return will hopefully arrest the club’s significant problems at the back. It is important to remember that, up until last night, Celtic had conceded just four goals in the seven games Jullien had featured, including four clean sheets. 

Hopefully, a similar pattern can now emerge if Celtic are to find some consistency again and produce the results needed to keep Lennon in his job.

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