'We made it tough for ourselves' - Hibs winger Martin Boyle rues errors in Celtic defeat
Boyle accepts Hibs orchestrated their own downfall against Celtic
Martin Boyle feels Hibs contributed to their own downfall against Celtic by giving the ball away in dangerous areas.
A Ryan Porteous mistake gifted Neil Lennon's side a first-half opener from Jeremie Frimpong before the Glasgow side hit on Hibs the break through Odsonne Edouard to seal the win.
The Australian internationalist said: "It was a difficult game, the way the move the ball, their movement off it. But we made it tough for ourselves. We were punished for giving the ball away.
"We want to be on the attack and try to hurt them, but we were maybe a wee bit too open.
Boyle went close to opening the scoring himself with a shot which crept wide of Fraser Forster's goal, but he insisted: "If it goes in it might have made a difference - but we did not create enough clear-cut chances to win the game."
Hibs now face Rangers - who will be without suspended striker Alfredo Morelos - at Easter Road on Friday night and Boyle added: "It's a massive game. We are at home and we know what is at stake, a crucial three points.
"Morelos might be missing but they have players who can come and hurt us. You could say we owe them [after losing 6-1 to Rangers earlier in the season] but if we get the three points we will be happy.
"We'll have to be at our best."