Neil Lennon can perceive the frustration and struggling of some Celtic followers after the departure of Kieran Tierney.

However he insisted that the most effective gamers have to maneuver on and that Tierney is not any totally different, despite the fact that he's an enormous fan of Celtic himself.

Some supporters expressed their ache and anger on social media after the 22-year-old selected to settle in Arsenal for a report 25 million kilos in Scotland.

"I can perceive their standpoint as a result of they’re Celtic followers and that the one factor they see is the Celtic," Lennon stated.

"Kieran being such an ardent supporter of the membership, they could discover it exhausting to know why he want to go away Celtic.

"However, as he did point out, he had a good time right here and possibly did the whole lot he wished, and he accepts a brand new problem – knowledgeable problem in addition to job. a private problem in his life.

"It's comprehensible that it's going to harm us as a result of we're dropping an excellent participant, however these items come again every now and then in soccer.

"All groups ultimately promote good gamers and Kieran is not any totally different on this respect.

"His ambition was to depart as soon as Arsenal actually confirmed his curiosity. Clearly, this was prolonged as a result of we couldn’t settle for an settlement.

"You attempt to hold him calm and mentally right here, however alternatively, it was a chance he in all probability considered nearly day by day."

Celtic dismissed Callum McGregor's curiosity after Lennon's predecessor, Brendan Rodgers, made a late try and take the midfielder to Leicester.

"We aren’t fascinated by promoting our greatest gamers but," stated Lennon.

"It’s effectively established that there was an curiosity in Callum. It was simply an strategy, not a proposal. It's over now and we'll calm him down.

"He's taking part in in addition to he's ever executed and hopefully he'll have one other incredible season as he did with the earlier couple."

Whereas some followers wrestle to simply accept the truth that Tierney's private ambition might outweigh his loyalty to Celtic, Lennon thinks the registration charges and curiosity in McGregor are optimistic for the membership.

"I feel it is a incredible instance of the work executed behind the scenes, not simply on the tutorial stage but additionally on the improvement coaches, the coaches of the primary crew and the way the membership is decided to develop theirs, "he stated.

"We’re very happy with our educated gamers.

"Kieran is the newest and it's apparent that Jamesy (Forrest), Callum and now Mikey Johnston are making an essential contribution to the primary crew.

"And it reveals the youngest that there’s a method ahead in the event that they do the proper factor and shield their expertise. If we acknowledge expertise, there’s a actual ambition and alternative to play soccer commonly with the crew first.

"We now have some good underpinnings. Hear, this isn’t a conveyor belt the place you’ll be able to produce one, two, three a yr.

"It's very, very troublesome to coach a high quality participant from the primary crew in the long term, however we've executed very effectively within the final 10-15 years in comparison with many different golf equipment. "

Scott Sinclair was one other participant who aroused curiosity, however no motion was materialized for the winger whereas he was linked to personalities corresponding to Preston and Derby.

"It's exhausting to get into the crew by the minute nevertheless it's very early and as soon as the season begins, you'll think about Scott will make a contribution," stated Lennon, whose The crew will journey to Motherwell on Saturday.

"There was an curiosity in him, that by no means materialized utterly and he’s within the crew for Saturday."

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