Hearts star in total awe of Celtic's "amazing" quality; gets post-match narrative spot on
Hearts defender Taylor Moore was left in absolute awe of Celtic’s “amazing amount of quality” in their 4-1 loss at Parkhead on Saturday.
The Jambos pitched up at Celtic Park and looked ready to spoil the day when they took a shock lead within the first 5 minutes. However, in the end, Ange Postecoglou’s men ran out comfortable winners with 2 goals in each half to move to within a point of the Premiership title.
Since full-time, several Hearts stars have come out moaning about certain decisions in the game. Craig Gordon was the latest to do so as he hilariously tried to complain about the officials getting the second Celtic goal spot on [Edinburgh Evening News]. Defender Toby Sibbick was also left fuming with the referee [Football Scotland].
But Moore has decided to take the proper post-match narrative as he simply held his hands up to the quality of the Hoops.
As quoted by the Edinburgh Evening News, the defender said: “We did okay at certain stages of the game but you can’t really walk away after conceding four goals and say you did well.
“It is one of the biggest stages in Scottish football against a team who are where they are in the league deservedly. They have an amazing amount of quality, but, for me, it was a great experience.
“I felt we were still in the game up until the third goal so there is a lot to learn from, but I’ve still got a smile on my face because I’m enjoying the experience. You look at how the board and the manager want to drive this club. Celtic and Rangers are the platform we need to look at but a lot of work still needs done.”
Celtic simply too good for Hearts – it’s nice to see one of them admit it
Credit to Moore for actually providing us with a much more balanced review of the game than his team-mates and manager have. He admits to Celtic’s quality and is spot on to say that they can’t complain given they’ve shipped 4 goals in the afternoon.
If Hearts want to be taken seriously in the long-term, they can’t come away from Parkhead thinking a 4-1 loss is down to refereeing injustices. They have to actually front up to the responsibility and admit that they simply weren’t good enough on the day.
Celtic have now overcome the Jambos on 4 of their 5 meetings this season. It’s clear that we have their number after that faulty start at Tynecastle under Ange Postecoglou on matchday 1. Times have changed, and the quality between the two sides is clear for anyone to see.
Hearts put up a good early showing at Celtic Park undoubtedly. But when Ange’s team turns on the style like they did midway through the first 45, it’s always only a matter of time.
No doubt these games will be interesting next season. Hearts will be looking to progress on their third spot this term and attempt to make a real challenge in splitting Celtic and Rangers next year.
Hopefully, they don’t use refereeing decisions to cover their failings quite so much come the 2022/23 campaign.