Chris Maxwell says Hibs have to do a better job of seeing games out after dropping a two-goal lead against Kilmarnock.
The Hibees were cruising against Killie, with a Christian Doidge goal and Jason Naismith’s powerful effort putting them well ahead against their Ayrshire opponents.
A late fightback though allowed Killie back in the game and they got their rewards. Alex Bruce and Dario Del Fabro hit the net, allowing Angelo Alessio’s side to take a point.
Maxwell doesn’t think this is good enough and believes Hibs should have had the three points secured.
“I’m gutted, I thought for the most part we defended really well,” he said. “You don’t go on a nine-game unbeaten run without being good at that side of the game, however, we want to beat every team we play.
“It’s a sickener at the end and as a collective group we should see the game out. We can sit and analyse every part of the game, the fact is we didn’t win when we should have.
“We should see the game out. We have defended really well in the main and they’ve had just three or four chances and stuck two of them away.
“Don’t get me wrong if we won 6-5 every week that would be irrelevant but as a back four and as a team, building on clean sheets is a massive part of it. It’s frustrating. Getting clean sheets is as good as a striker getting a goal for me.
“I’m racking my brains trying to do everything I can and everyone else is doing the same. They will come. I sat here nine games ago and told you all that we’ll be all right and I think we’ve proved that we’ll be all right. We’re nine games unbeaten.
“I pride myself on clean sheets and I know the back four do as well.”