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21st Apr, 2018 | 4:32pm

Brendan Rodgers makes admission in instant reaction to Celtic loss v Hibernian

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Hibernian were the better side and deserved to win at Easter Road, in a match which ended 2-1 to Neil Lennon’s side.

The Hoops had the chance to clinch the league title, but couldn’t cope with Hibernian’s aggressive tactics, and were well worthy of their win, with Odsonne Edouard’s late goal only a consolation.

Rodgers felt that the Hoops were at times too ponderous on the ball, and the defence failed to get the basics right during the game.

“The best team won. We didn’t play well enough in defensive moments in the game, we took too much time on the ball, I can have no complaints,” Rodgers said, whilst appearing on BT Sport instantly after the defeat.

The Hoops can now potentially clinch the title with a win over bitter rivals Rangers at Celtic Park next Sunday.

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The most worrying aspect for the Hoops boss is that his team were so timid when they had the chance of clinching the league title. The players just didn’t seem up for it, which is bizarre for a team which is trying to win the league title. The Hoops’ ‘big’ players didn’t show up, with Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney having poor games in particular, and when they don’t play the Hoops don’t usually play well. There’s no doubt that the Hoops will be well up for a potential title winning party against Rangers, but the players should have been up for the chance to win the league in front of a large travelling support at Easter Road.

In other Celtic news, fans have slated Craig Gordon for his performance v Hibernian

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