Robinson baffled by 'almost-unheard-of' Celtic dressing room reveal from manager
Paul Robinson is baffled after former Celtic manager Neil Lennon revealed some of his players refused to play when fit last season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and England goalkeeper said he almost “never saw that happen” in his 19-year professional career.
Speaking to The Scottish Sun (October 10th), Lennon claimed Celtic players pulled out of games when fully fit in the 2020-21 campaign.
He said the star who did brought a toxic atmosphere into the dressing room which “dragged down” the likes of Scott Brown and Callum McGregor.
Lennon resigned from his position as manager at the end of February with the Hoops 18-points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the news, Robinson said: “That is a very interesting one.
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“One thing’s for sure, it was not a happy camp last season.
“Why would players do that? The only time I ever saw players not wanting to play was when the transfer window coming around. It was a case of players not wanting to play because they were trying to get out of the club.
“Other than that I have never seen that happen. It’s almost unheard of.
“It would be great if he would put a bit more meat on the bone of that story. Name some names and give some reasons.”
Lennon told The Scottish Sun: “You could see it pre-season, the body language, they weren’t with us. You could smell it.
“Some players were, I wouldn’t say feigning injury, but they could have played and didn’t.”