Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has boldly claimed that his side are playing the second best football in the Scottish Premiership behind Celtic.
Although Hibs lost to Rangers on Wednesday, Lennon has still claimed that his men outplayed them and that he could tell by the Ibrox club’s reaction to the win that they were aware of that.
Graeme Murty’s Gers came from a goal behind at Easter Road this week to earn a 2-1 win against Hibs.
Lewis Stevenson opened the scoring for the Edinburgh club before Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos netted in quick succession just before the half-time break.
Hibernian could have been awarded a penalty late on when the ball appeared to make contact with David Bates’ arm in the box – a decision that left Lennon fuming after the match.
Now, it seems that Lennon is still intent on landing another swipe at the Light Blues by claiming that his side outplayed them and can play the second best football in the league after his former side Celtic.
“Some of the football we have played is outstanding. It was absolutely breathtaking some of the stuff in the second half on Wednesday and we deserved to get something out of the game,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“You see the reaction from Rangers as well, they feel like they’ve got away with one so I’m very happy with what I’ve got in the dressing room.
“Outside of Celtic, I think we’re playing the best football in the league.”
Hibs are currently fourth in the table, six points behind second-placed Rangers.
Murty has led the Gers into the Premiership’s runners-up spell during his interim charge at Ibrox and is now just five points behind Celtic.
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