Glasgow Celtic, the team for which Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama plies his trade registered a morale boosting 3 – 2 win away from home in their UEFA Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow on Tuesday 2 October.
Coach Neil Lennon was full of pride after the result and heaped praise on his players’ for their character in the game, especially after coming from a losing position to score twice in the second half.
-I am probably the proudest man in Europe tonight. I cannot speak highly enough of the players, they were magnificent. They played magnificent football at a very tough venue against an excellent side, he told skysports.com.
-They showed great character and fortitude to come back after going behind just after half-time. I thought we thoroughly deserved to win it. We didn't start the game particularly well, we looked a bit nervous and our passing wasn't there for the first five or 10 minutes but we had a quick break and scored a good goal.
Lennon, whose team is second in Group G after Barcelona’s win over Benfica in Portugal, also took the opportunity to warn against underestimating the quality in his team.
-I think people underestimate Celtic. I don't think we get the respect we deserve but maybe tonight's performance might change a few attitudes. Every one of the players was a credit to the club tonight, he added.
Wanyama was among the starters in the encounter, playing a big part in his team’s opening goal but was withdrawn in the second half.