Scots pundit: This is who's really to blame at Celtic after after Lennon bombshell
Alan Hutton has insisted “everybody” is to blame at Celtic after Neil Lennon ripped into certain players over their attitude last season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland defender claimed players and staff need to take responsibility for the disappointing 2020/21 campaign.
Speaking to the Scottish Sun (10th October), Lennon dropped the bombshell claim that some players pulled out of games when fit during his final season in charge at Parkhead.
He insisted the attitude of certain individuals “ate into the dressing room” and “dragged down” their teammates.
Lennon vowed to sell any wantaway stars in August 2020 and insisted players were still looking to leave in January 2021.
As revealed by Football Insider, Kristoffer Ajer, who left for Brentford this summer, was among those seeking an exit.
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Hutton insisted everyone at Celtic needed to take responsibility for failing to act sooner to sort out the situation.
“I think some of the blame has to go on everyone really,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“I don’t think you can single just a couple of people out. I think we could all see with our own eyes it wasn’t working, it wasn’t going well. He’ll obviously know better than us the ins and outs.
“Whether it be players not willing to play, players saying they were injured when they were not, the confidence levels were low, we don’t know. He’s seen it all, so he’s got a better opinion than we do.
“But I think everybody has to shoulder some of the blame. Obviously the manager, the players, the backroom staff, everything. You’re supposed to be a unit. I don’t think it’s right just blaming the one person.
“I just think he was in that situation where he’ll know exactly what’s going on. The manager of the football club knows all the ins and outs so he knows what he’s talking about. You kind of have to agree with him.”