Lennon: There`s away to go yet

19 August 2010 11:00
Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits their poor away record in Europe means their Europa League tie against Utrecht is still very much alive despite a 2-0 win at Parkhead. Goals from Efrain Juarez and Georgios Samaras put the Hoops firmly in the driving seat ahead of the return leg of the play-offs in Holland next week. Lennon had no complaints about the efforts of his players but believes it would be dangerous to take a place in the group stages for granted just yet. "Have you seen our away record?" he smiled wryly. "You are never comfortable. But, if you had asked me before the game if I'd have taken 2-0, I would have said yes against a very good side. "Going into next week, we have a lot to think about but it was very satisfying. It was a clean-sheet which was important and I fancied us to score some goals and we've done that. "Overall, it's pleasing but there is still a lot of work to do in the tie. We rode our luck at times. There were a lot of things that pleased me but you can see that there is still a bit of work to do as well."

Source: PA