Dundee striker Alex Jakubiak wasn’t too downhearted after the recent Betfred Cup loss to Hibernian. The Championship side matched their Premiership opponents for large parts of the game at Easter Road, but ended up losing the game 1-0.

However, Jakubiak feels that positives can be taken from the game. Indeed, he is hopeful that when it comes to league games going forward Dundee can match the standard of performance they gave against Hibernian.

“We deserved more”

“From our performance I felt we deserved more from the game. I think we probably outworked them off the ball but defensively one slip in the middle of the park cost us the goal” he said.

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Dundee in action against Hibernian (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Jakubiak did concede that perhaps Dundee didn’t create enough chances in the game.

“In the final third we maybe didn’t create enough to get a goal. Disappointed, frustrated but there were lots of positives to take from the game. Obviously we were disappointed with the result, but we’re more disappointed with this result than the Ayr result because of the actual performance.”

Hoping that new benchmark has been set

The player now hopes that going forward Dundee can replicate their performance against Hibernian, but with a different outcome this time.

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Dundee manager James McPake watches his team against Hibernian (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We set ourselves a benchmark, we have set the standard now, and we need to maintain that and that will bring us results going forward. It’s still early in the season, and we just need to take the positives from this game and not the few negatives” the striker concluded.

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