Martin Boyle has confessed that Celtic outplayed his club on Sunday as the Scottish Champions discarded the Edinburgh side 3-0 at Parkhead.
The Australian International has been one of Hibernian’s key players over the last season or so and there was speculation that Neil Lennon wanted to sign the winger for Celtic.
The Edinburgh side did have a few half chances that could have easily changed the flow of the game, the Hoops managed to control the majority of possession by 65% and also gaining 20 shots on goal.
As Neil Lennon stated, it was the best performance so far this season and hopefully the Bhoys manage to continue that great form.
Boyle has put it on record that Hibs had a few chances but ultimately, Celtic were the outright better team on the day.
“It was disappointing, the chances we had and passed up and we got punished for it. We came out in the second half still believing we had a chance and believing we could create more, but Celtic just upped it to another level and pushed and we got punished on the counter.
“I thought we were fantastic against Rangers the previous week. We rode the wave at times. But this week we were a bit unfortunate, we got outplayed at times. It is a hard place to come. There will not be many teams who will take points from Celtic Park.
“They are two different tests, at home to Rangers and away to Celtic. Obviously, you know what you are getting. We never took our chances this week and we got punished, they are a really good side and we are away from home.”
Neil Lennon must surely be relieved that he didn’t indeed sign Boyle last season, the winger is a decent player and will do well again this season for Hibs, he’s just not ready for a move to the Scottish Champions.