Aberdeen captain Joe Lewis has spoken in the aftermath of the Dons’ 1-1 draw with Hibs, saying that his side had a pretty gruelling week leading up to the battle.

After League Cup elimination at the hands of Hearts, Aberdeen were then thumped 5-0 by Rangers at Ibrox. They couldn’t bounce back from defeat against Hibs though, drawing 1-1.

Aberdeen drew 1-1 with Hibs at the weekend. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

A last gasp header from Sam Cosgrove secured the draw for the Red Army, who finished the game with nine men.

Lewis believes that his side showed character to bounce back from adversity and admits it was a pretty challenging week prior to the match.

He told the club’s website: “This week has been tough. We can’t dress it up any other way. To lift ourselves after being in control of the game at Hearts, conceding that last minute goal which really took the wind out of us a little bit and the way that game ended.

Lewis admits it’s been a ‘tough’ week in Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Last weekend against Rangers was huge blow to us. It has been a difficult week. A really difficult week, especially the start of it. You just shut yourself away in the house, you don’t want to talk to anyone for a few days.

“We can definitely say that we stood up and showed a bit of character today.”

Aberdeen and Lewis now need to earn three points after ‘tough week’

As much as Aberdeen showed a bit of resilience against Hibs, they didn’t manage to claim three points in a game they probably should’ve.

Aberdeen should’ve beaten Hibs. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Hibs are on terrible form, failing to win a league game since the opening day in August. If it weren’t for Christian Doidge’s dodgy finishing, this could’ve ended badly for the Red Army.

They salvaged a point though and remain in fourth. They travel to third place Motherwell next, who are high on confidence at the minute following a terrific start to the season.

A defeat at Fir Park could leave them as low as seventh and seven points off third. Defeat isn’t an option in the next game for Derek McInnes, Aberdeen have to win.

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