Hibs were the unwilling victims of the recent victory but despite going down to 10 men when Eli Yuan was sent off for a second bookable offence, Leith’s side took the lead through a Josh Campbell penalty.
Celtic equalized when Jota scored from the penalty spot before Oh Hyun-gyu’s powerful header ensured the conversion. Sead Haksabanovic even had time to add shine with a long-distance pearl before the end.
Postecoglou was full of praise for the way his team kept looking for gaps in Hibs’ rearguard despite some staunch resistance.
He also hinted at some ‘non-football factors’ that could have made it difficult for his men – including a member of the Hibs bench who interrupted the restart by throwing a second ball onto the pitch and lengthy VAR checks that led to more than 100 appearances. minute.
When asked by BBC Sportsound after the match if the various interruptions in play were an issue for him, Postecoglou replied: “It’s not a problem – well, it’s a problem, I guess, because you just want to play the game.”
“It’s fair to say there was a fair amount of play on and off the field. Even the bench space was rather amusing at times.
“I’ve said to the players, for us, we focus on our football. Leave the other stuff, it doesn’t really serve us. It’s not something we’re into in terms of trying to buy into these kinds of things. We just have to focus on our football, I think in the second half. We did it.”
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