Its been confirmed that if Celtic manage to make it through the qualifying rounds this term and make it to the Champions League group stages, the Scottish Champions will be guaranteed a position in pot three due to the way its worked out with other clubs last season and also as we saw Lyon bow out of the competition against Bayern Munich.
Lennon and the Hoops begun their quest for the Champions League on Tuesday as we all watched with delight as Celtic easily disposed of Icelandic minnows KR Reykjavik 6-0 at Celtic Park.
Celtic will now face a slightly tougher opponent in the form of Hungarian champions Ferencvaros as they will visit Glasgow next week for another one-off tie.
Lennon should have the tactical knowledge to see off the Hungarians, especially as Celtic looked so good against Reykjavik.
If they win that one-off clash, the Hoops will then face two more rounds of qualification, with the final of those played over the traditional two leg format.
Its a tough schedule to follow but a must if Celtic fans want to see their team playing in any form of European football this year due to the pandemic that’s causing all the fixture congestions around the globe.
A key point of focus for the Celtic squad will be that they will be in pot 3 of the Champions League group stages should they manoeuvre past the qualifiers.
As much as we all wanted Lyon and Dembele to reach the final and even win it, Lyon crashing out meant that Celtic will be given a place in pot three and that is an added boost for Lennon and the Bhoys.
As Lyon didn’t qualify for Europe through the league route, they could still have made it if the French club won the Champions League.
The chance of qualifying will be a difficult task itself but a club the size of Celtic should be able to swing it but we all know that isn’t always the case when it comes to these kind of teams coming to Glasgow to prove a point.