Hibs striker Florian Kamberi has insisted that his fall out with ex-Hibees manager and current Celtic boss Neil Lennon is all in the past.

The pair had a war of words after a defeat to Motherwell at Fir Park in January. It led to Lennon being suspended and eventually leaving Easter Road for good.

Kamberi had a row with Hibs boss at the time and current Celtic manager Lennon. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Now the Swiss striker has opened up on the situation.

He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “That is ages ago. Now everything is fine. I have to thank Neil Lennon because he brought me to Hibs, gave me game-time and for a long time gave me 90 minutes, so I just have to be thankful for what he did for me.

“Now everything is fine between us and I wish him and Celtic very good luck and a good season.”

 

Kamberi did wonders for Lennon at Hibs initially

Kamberi was initially brought in from Swiss side Grasshoppers Zurich on loan. He shined during his brief Leith stint, netting nine goals in 14 games.

He scored plenty over his first loan spell. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

It was enough for Lennon to go out his way and make him his marquee signing last summer. He was expected to kick on over a full season in the Scottish Premiership.

That wasn’t to be though. Having started so brightly with eight strikes in 12 games, plus one match against Hamilton where he bagged four assists, things looked rosy for Kamberi.

Then he scored just the once over a 12 game period prior to the Fir Park defeat where everything came to a head.

An unpleasant end to Lennon’s reign. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Kamberi and Lennon’s relationship had obviously went south, with the 24-year-old looking completely void of any confidence.

It seems as though he’s put it behind him though. Hibs will now hope their marquee signing from last year can excel and really fulfill the potential he has.

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