Graeme Shinnie dismisses Celtic’s justifications as Aberdeen fall into a trap during Parkhead scudding

Graeme Shinnie
Graeme Shinnie

Veteran acknowledges there’s no concealing spot after Sunday’s 6-0 whipping at Celtic Park

Weariness, nausea from moving around, five away games in succession .. Graeme Shinnie realizes there are pardons promptly accessible for Aberdeen’s most recent Parkhead walloped.

Graeme Shinnie
Graeme Shinnie

In any case, the Wears captain says not one of them will wash after what he straightforwardly concedes was a Sunday serving of reality for Barry Robson’s players.

Scudded by six – and it might have been more – the uplifting tones from wins away to Motherwell and Hibs at Hampden as well as a noteworthy European draw against PAOK in Greece were abruptly passed up the heartless bosses.

Shinnie has been at the core of an Aberdeen midfield that is presently taken three weighty beatings in their last three visits to Celtic Park.

It was 4-0 in February, 5-0 on prize day in May and presently 6-0. Some could have gone to the booking of apparatuses and exhaustion because of explanations for this most recent breakdown. In any case, Shinnie was couldn’t care less about concealing what was a fierce evening – not when that timetable of European and homegrown installations is precisely exact thing Aberdeen need.

Graeme Shinnie
Graeme Shinnie

Resurgent Officers are up next at Pittodrie after the worldwide break and the 32-year-old midfielder realizes the Wears can’t manage the cost of one more off day. Inquired as to whether Thursday’s efforts in Thessaloniki were to be faulted Shinnie, who was subbed on 81 minutes at 3-0, said: ” It’s not a good reason. We won’t move away from the reality it has been an exhausting timetable. I think five away games straight, there’s no moving away from that – except for it’s not any justification for that presentation.

“Regardless, you can perhaps tire towards the end yet we looked drained all along. You can’t pin that on exhaustion. It’s simply not been sufficient and generally speaking, similar to the director said, not OK collectively.

“Mental weakness? Possibly, however we won’t blame them. This is where we need to be. In European rivalries and in cup finals, battling to get into cup finals.

“So we want to manage it. We can’t blame it since it is precisely where this club needs to be, so we want to manage it collectively.


“I’ve been here two or multiple times and it gets no more straightforward, yet it’s one of those. We have gone into it in very great structure and been taken back to reality a tad where our exhibitions should be.

“It’s a case now of re-energizing the batteries, having somewhat of a rest, investing a touch of energy with family and returning and being all set again against Officers.”

Shinnie had approached his colleagues to give “one major push” at Parkhead to send them into the worldwide break on a high.

Sadly they were ignored by Brendan Rodgers widespread Celtic side who flew into a 2-0 lead in no less than 16 minutes and wrapped up with three objectives in added on time.

He said: ” Going to Celtic, you realize they like to begin quick, they like to attempt to come at you fast and actually attempt and dominate the match in the initial 20/30 minutes.

“Being 2-0 down in a short time is precisely exact thing they needed and it was a sluggish beginning for us.

“That is a disappointing piece of it, however I think generally the entire game, we were not at the races and it wasn’t OK.


“It’s hard. You single out this game. We’ve come into it in great structure.

“Succeed at Motherwell, break through to a cup last, great execution over in PAOK, so three positive exhibitions and, definitely, this is a sensitive one to take, however we’ll utilize the global break now to re-energize the batteries and we must be all set once more.”

Aberdeen mauled back an immense hole on Hearts to guarantee third spot last season. Also, Shinnie has guaranteed Wears fans they can safeguard this mission too in spite of sitting only two focuses off base and seven off third.

He said: ” It’s still moderately early days and it’s extremely, close. We have games close by. I think home to Dundee and Livingston which are difficult games, yet we should areas of strength for be home, so it’s two games that we believe we can win assuming we play to our true capacity.

“It’s quite far to go, regardless of whether we see last season. We were 13 focuses behind come February time and we figured out how to complete third.

“So the attention is on attempting to get our structure, and particularly after European games.”

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