And the Hoops boss wants to make the cocky Kazakhs - who claim they can score another two goals at Parkhead as they did in Astana last week - to choke on their words.
Lennon bristled as he spoke to the media this morning, insisting that, if Shakhter do manage to score one, his side will score the four they need to go through to Thursday's group stage draw.
And, even if they do fulfil the pledge of their manager, Viktor Kumykov, to score twice, Lennon is confident his players will score FIVE.
Lennon confirmed Beram Kayal is definitely out of the tie with a groin strain, and that Kris Commons has still not returned to training as he battles to recover form a similar problem.
But Georgios Samaras, James Forrest, Anthony Stokes and Derk Boerrigter are all back in contention after missing out at the weekend and took part in training along with Virgil van Dijk who limped out of the weekend's action after feeling a twinge in a hamstring.
Asked if he could understand the confidence emanating from the Shakhter camp, Lennon said brusquely: "I think it is very dangerous, and it can always come back to bite you.
"This is a two-game tie, and it is disrespectful to my team.
"I don't need to motivate my players. But, if they want to keep talking the way they are doing, that is fine by me."
With almost a full squad to chose from, Lennon believes they can have the final word and said: "When the final whistle went in Astana last week, my players couldn't wait for this match to start.
"We know we need to win the game by three goals. So, if we concede one, we have to score four.
"If we concede, two - according to their manager - then we will score five."
Lennon agreed that Kumykov's comments may have been more bravado than genuine confidence, but added: "He may believe in his own team.
"But, looking at the first game in the cold light of day, there is no doubt we were the better team.
"So the comments they made afterwards were a little bit misrepresentative of the game."
Lennon is still bitterly disappointed by the fact his side were so dominant in Kazakhstan, but could not convert their chances and conceded two sloppy goals.
But he is determined not to let that affect their approach tomorrow and said: "You can't let the frustration get in the way. It's gone now.
"We know we had the bulk of the possession and by far the bulk of the best chances.
"That gives me a lot of encouragement rather than frustration.
"I know we can create chances against this team and, hopefully, tomorrow we can take those opportunities."
Lennon was asked by one Kazakh journalist if he would consider quitting if Shakhter knocked his side out of the Champions League, and made it clear that was not going to happen.
He refused to take questions on the transfers, either in or out, explaining he was focusing solely on tomorrow's game.
But reports that Cardiff had entered the race to sign Heerenveen's Alfred Finnbogason appear to be inaccurate.
Teemu Puuki remains the striker expected to arrive after the Finn's club, Schalke, play against PAOK in Greece tonight.
Meanwhile, Benfica's interest in Fraser Forster appears to emanate from their president rather than their manager, though Celtic have no intention of entertaining any inquiry for their keeper.