'Harshly done by': Nick Montgomery shares Hibs Hampden disappointment

The Hibs boss felt his side deserved more than a 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen.

Hibernian manager Nick Montgomery said he was feeling the same pain as the club’s supports after their Viaplay Cup semi-final defeat, and feels his side were the better team against Aberdeen.

Bojan Miovski scored the only goal of the game late in the second half, minutes after Aberdeen had been reduced to ten men with the sending off of Jack McKenzie.

Hibernian had enjoyed the majority of possession and chances, and had a Martin Boyle goal disallowed after a VAR check showed the forward was offside.

Montgomery felt that incident was unlucky for his team and that overall they had showed a lot of positives.

“I’m sure the fans will be disappointed,” the Hibs boss said. “It’s a semi-final.

“We played well and we didn’t go through to the final. So yeah, the message is, yeah, I feel the frustration and I feel their hurt and I’m hurting.

“But I don’t think you can watch that game and don’t feel like we didn’t probably deserve to get something out of the game and we were harshly done by.

“I think that when I took over at the club, speaking to the owners and people involved, we wanted to try and change identity of the team, to start being a good football team.

“Obviously results are important and, and I think we’ve been unfortunate in some games to not get the results that we probably should have and I take responsibility for that.”

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