Celtic news – Napoli tie arranged, Wilson happy with 90 minutes, Lennon satisfied despite defeat

Napoli tie arranged.

Celtic have agreed to play Serie A side Napoli in a friendly on Wednesday, August 3 in the Stadio San Paolo, just four days before facing Aberdeen in the second match of the SPL season.

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis told Marte Sport Live: “On August 3 we will play at the Sao Paolo against Celtic, who are a great team.”

The Italians finished third in their domestic league last term, qualifying for the Champions League, and feature a line-up including the much sought-after trio of Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.

Neil Lennon´s side will face Inter Milan and a League of Ireland select side in Dublin after their SPL opener against Hibernian on July 24, before travelling to Naples then playing Aberdeen four days later.

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Wilson happy with 90 minutes.

New signing Kelvin Wilson, playing his first competitive game since January, says he felt sick after the break during the Hoops´ defeat in Sydney on Saturday, reports the Daily Record.

Central-defender Wilson´s last game was as a late substitute in Nottingham Forest´s 1-0 win at Ipswich Town back in January and he was pleased to get a full 90 minutes under his belt.

“It was nice to turn out again because I haven’t played for a long time” he said. “To get a game under my belt, and 90 minutes as well, was good. In the first half I felt fine, though after the break I felt a little sick when I first came out. But I took a Rennie tablet and it helped me settle. I can’t even remember the last time I completed a full match, but I achieved that here.”

Lennon satisfied despite defeat.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon declared himself satisfied despite the 1-0 defeat to Central Coast Mariners in the first game of the club´s Australian tour, according to ITV.com.

A late goal from Troy Hearfield after a poor clearance from substitute Joe Ledley was enough to give the hosts victory in front of a 19,000 crowd at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday, but Lennon was happy with his side´s performance.

“Considering the lack of preparation we’ve had, for me, this was always going to be the toughest game of the tour,” he said.

“We’ve now got a week to prepare for Perth and ten days for Melbourne Victory, so if that’s a marker for the rest of the tour then I’m pretty pleased with it.”

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