Lennon: Celtic should have beaten AC Milan
Despite dominating the game for large spells and seeing an Anthony Stokes free-kick crash against the crossbar, the Hoops eventually went down 2-0 after a deflected Cristian Zapata shot and a scrappy Sulley Muntari finish from a Mario Balotelli free-kick.
Lennon, speaking immediately post-match to Sky Sports, intimated his belief that Celtic had been the better side on the night and were simply made to rue their lack of end product in the final third.
“We dominated the game for long periods,” he said. “I just said to the players in there – ‘When you’re on top, you’ve got to take your chances’.”
“Anything can happen – a ricochet or deflection and that’s what happened. They [the Celtic players] didn’t deserve that but sometimes you don’t get what you deserve in football.
“I thought we were brilliant. I thought we started off a little bit nervous but after about 15 or 20 minutes we took the game to them.
“Certainly in the second half, I couldn’t see Milan scoring early – the goalie had nothing to do.
“I didn’t see the incident for the free-kick for the second goal so I can’t really comment on that, but we played very well and it’s very disappointing to come away with nothing.
“It’s funny to say that when you come to the San Siro and come away disappointed that you’ve been beaten.”
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