Jack Ross reckons that Celtic had to be at their very best to beat Hibs as the Leith side left Glasgow empty handed.
The Hibees were eventually beaten 2-0, with Jeremie Frimpong and Odsonne Edouard goals sealing the Celtic win. It leaves Hibs sixth heading into their match with Rangers on Friday night.
Speaking after the game on Hibs’ YouTube channel, Ross says that his team were pushing the Hoops to the limit.
“I’m disappointed to lose the game as we want to create a mentality that we’re not happy losing any match, irrespective of who it’s against,” he said. “Tempering that, there were a lot more positives than negatives from the game.
“We played against a good side and I thought they were at it, which is a compliment to us. They had to be at it to win the game. They will feel they dipped below their performance level which is a recognition of what we can do as a team.
“We had periods in the game. It’s important we dust ourselves down.”
Another challenge awaits Hibs after Celtic defeat
At Parkhead, whilst not creating a whole load of chances, Hibs certainly frustrated Celtic in spells. They limited their attacking threats in stages and kept the scoring to a minimum.
It was a decent shift although the outcome wasn’t favorable. There will be plenty of positives for Ross to work on heading into Friday night’s big game against Rangers.
They’ve shown in this game they can defend against big sides and at Easter Road, Ross may be able to bring Hibs onto their opposition more aggressively. He’ll be well aware of the threat Rangers possess though.
Against the Hoops, Ross seemingly feels content with his side’s work.