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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 May 2007, 17:03 GMT 18:03 UK
Lennon leaves Celtic on high note
Neil Lennon celebrates the cup win with his Celtic team-mates
Lennon celebrates the cup win with his Celtic team-mates
Celtic captain Neil Lennon did not let the disappointment of being replaced on his last game for the club get in the way of his Scottish Cup joy.

"I couldn't have asked for any more. It was a great way to finish my career here," he told BBC Sport.

"We've finished the season as double winners. The boys made a bit of history for themselves and for the club.

"You're in the games to win things. I've had seven unbelievable years and it's a brilliant way to finish."

Lennon did not have his best game in a Celtic shirt and was withdrawn midway through the second half.

But the 35-year-old midfielder was in no mood to criticise the thinking of manager Gordon Strachan.

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"That's football," he said. "You sometimes have to make decisions not everyone might like.

"It wasn't my cup final, it was the people's cup final anyway.

"I've always been a team player."

Reflecting on his successful career in Glasgow, he said: "I'm going to miss the place.

"It's the end of an era for me and the start of something else. I just wish the club and the fans all the success."

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