A lot of credit must be given to Lennon on what he has done here, from day one he seen we were leaking goals and any good manager does the right thing with his team, he makes them hard to score against. I don’t think Lennon felt Wilson would leave and probably would have pushed Ambrose into a defending midfield position, but as a pair they are doing well, Ambrose is very comfortable on the ball, very relaxed, too relaxed for me sometimes, but he is a top player who just helped his national side wide a major trophy
But Virgil Van Dijk, WOW, this is the best defender I have seen since the likes of Myallby and Balde, he is a class player who we signed from FC Groningen for £2.6 Million, that is a steal, we should have just stolen the boy. This lad is 23 years old, very young for a centre half and it looks like he may be going to Brazil with Holland, his displays in the Champions League have been superb and for such a young kid, we know he is only going to get better. He is cultures, he can play with the ball at his feet, he can beat a few men and get forward, superb in the air, reads the game well, like any player he has things to improve on, but what Lennon has bought here through help from his head scout is pure talent and potential
All we need now is a striker of equal quality. I can see where Lenny is going with this squad, and every year we are improving a bit more. There will idiots who want to have a go and not see this, but step back and ask if Lenny hasn’t done a better job each season he has been here than the previous manager. What Lenny is doing here is building a fantastic squad, and if he keeps signing players like Van Dijk, we won’t be going too far wrong.
Lennon and his signing policy has worked well, not every player has came in and done well, but no manager will sign the best player every time. Lenny’s average is as good as anyone’s
Virgil Van Dijk I gave man of the match to at the final whistle in my live commentary against Ajax and my match report, the kid is impressing more and more, this lad is going to be something else. If he can get international football while at Celtic, he may stay for a very long time, here is hoping