Hibernian are playing the finest football in the Scottish Premiership after Celtic. This is according to head coach Neil Lennon.
The extravagant Hibernian were beaten by a total of 2 – 1 on Wednesday, after they drew with the Parkhead outfit just four days before.
Lennon’s squad, who currently sit fourth, are set to travel to Aberdeen this weekend, with that team placed third, and so conclude an exhausting week of fixtures against the top three teams in the league.
Hibernian Has Not Been Dominated
The Northern-Irishman stated that his team were certainly the top squad in the country if the Rangers were held to be second-best. He said that Hibernian had not been dominated in a single game other than the one against Celtic, and that that was understable.
He added that they were only six points behind the Rangers, and this counted for very little, especially in light of how much football was yet to come.
He went on to say that some of the football Hibernian had played over this season had been, in a word, outstanding, and that they were simply breathtaking in Wednesday’s second-half.
The Rangers Seized all the Easter Road Points, However
HIbs were not able to convert their dominance and the multiple chances they had at Easter Road, however, as the Rangers took all three points from that game. Football is a bit like spending time at an online gambling casino however -you can’t win every game, no matter how skilled you may be!
The Easter Road defeat came in the wake of a very exciting draw, with a final score of 2 all against Celtic, which saw the side from Leith battled back from two goals down to taking the champs to the wire.
Lennon, however, insists that victories will soon follow if his team continues to perform as they have of late. He said that Hibernian had made massive strides over a very short period of time, and that they would not be resting on their laurels, nor expecting patronising pats on the back.
Lennon Aims to Finish in the Top Four
Lennon stated that his goal for the team was to finish in the Top Four, which meant that they would have to keep winning games and performing well against all of the other teams, not just the best two or three.
He added that Hibernian were not scoring in bunches, but were winning games with final scores like one and two to nil, and the odd game was taken by three points. He said ideally he would like to see his team to get what they deserved from not only the quality of their football play and ball possession, but from the chances they were creating as well.
Aberdeen have won both the games they’ve played since Derek McInnes confirmed that he would be remaining in his position of manager at Pittodrie, taking three points each time from trips to Dundee and St Johnstone. Lennon singled out Ryan Christie, midfielder, on loan from Celtic, as one of the key attacking threats of the Dons.