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Neil Lennon believes the absence of Lionel Messi from Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Barcelona at Parkhead is a boost for Celtic, but insists it is also 'tinged with sadness'.
– Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
It is obviously very good news for us because he is the best player in the world.
However, it is tinged with sadness because it is always fantastic to see the great players play here in Glasgow.
We are looking forward to the game, we welcome Barcelona with open arms and we are hoping it is going to be another great occasion.
Neil Lennon claimed Georgios Samaras put in a world-class performance with a hat-trick in Celtic's 5-2 Scottish Premiership win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
Afterwards, the Celtic boss said: "I thought he was world-class today.
"You can talk about the standard of SPFL football or this and that but when you see a player play as well as that, no matter the standard, you can tell that he is a top-class player.
"I thought he was brilliant. Everything about his game was of the highest quality.
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