Date: 12th January 2021 at 6:30pm
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Kevin Graham has been speaking on the latest edition of the A Celtic State of Mind podcast about all things relating to Celtic after the Bhoys drew 1-1 with Hibernian.

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Celtic took the lead with just under ten minutes of normal time remaining when David Turnbull stepped up to bend a fantastic free-kick into the corner.

However, Hibs equalised in stoppage time when a free-kick was headed back across goal, and Conor Hazard flapped at it, which led to Kevin Nisbett firing the ball into the roof of the net to leave the Bhoys 21 points off top spot.

This led Graham to comment on the goal and the result and Hazard’s involvement in both.

He said: “You just knew it, you just absolutely knew it when [Diego] Laxalt gave away that free-kick that was coming.

“That’s our problem, we cannot see a game out, the game management’s poor, everything is poor.

“I am not going to blame the players on the pitch tonight at all.

“Even though, I am going to blame them to start off with.

“Hazard was absolutely a nightmare for the goal, just when I was thinking about making him Man of the Match.”

Do you think Hazard was to blame for the result?

Yes, it was his error

Yes, it was his error

No, others were to blame

No, others were to blame

TIF Thoughts on Hazard’s mistake…

The young goalkeeper, who has made just six senior appearances for Celtic, was thrown in against Hibernian and made seven saves, but right at the end of the match, he failed to clear the ball when it looks like he should just grab the ball or punch it.

Instead, it slipped through his fingers and ended up in the net, though we don’t think Shane Duffy’s attempted clearance helped matters.

You would think that Hazard will be disappointed with his error; however, it must be remembered that he is a young goalkeeper who is learning the game, and we hope that he moves on from this quickly.

The fact that Graham was going to give him Man of the Match indicates that he thought he played well, but that error was poor, and ultimately, it cost his side three points.