Aberdeen captain Joe Lewis admits that whilst he won’t be blaming anyone for defeat, he was still disappointed by the lack of ‘quality’ shown by his team at the weekend.
Derek McInnes’ side were swept aside by Hibs, losing 3-0 art Easter Road. A double from Martin Boyle had Hibs on their way before Florian Kamberi finished the game off.
Lewis was left pretty helpless for all three goals as his side dropped to fourth. They’ll look to bounce back next weekend when they host Hamilton at Pittodrie.
In the wake of the Hibs defeat, Lewis says Aberdeen need to improve defensively: “It was a very open game. The diamond formation they play can cause that.
“It was almost like a game of basketball in the first half, it was end to end. Second half it was similar, it was an open game but they were more clinical than us.
“It was nothing to do with effort, the effort was there. There was no lack of effort or lack of heart but there was naivety in our defending. It is not just the defensive unit but the whole team.
“We rely heavily on Sam’s goals. The whole team needs to help and alleviate that responsibility from him. We needed to show more quality throughout the pitch on the ball and defensively.
“The third goal was naive – letting Kamberi come in on his right foot in that position. You don’t want to point the finger at any one person, but we have to be a lot better defensively. If we are not scoring goals or taking our chances, then we need to make sure we don’t concede.”