Fenlon and Hibs humiliated by Malmo
Swedish side put seven past Hibernian at Easter Road
Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon can only look on as his side are beaten 7-0 by Malmo. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images
And he apologised to the club’s supporters who witnessed the capitulation at Easter Road last night.
The odds were always stacked against the Edinburgh outfit after conceding twice in the first leg in Sweden, but they crashed out of the second qualifying round of the Europa League in humiliating style with a 9-0 aggregate thrashing over the two legs.
Fenlon said: “I’m embarrassed more than anything else. It’s difficult to say too much to be honest.
“We did alright at the start of the game and then conceded a goal and lost our way. It’s very, very disappointing.
“It’s difficult to say anything after a game like that. I’ve got to look at myself and not just blame players.
“The fans were fantastic and I apologise to the supporters.
“I won’t make excuses, it’s not good enough. I know how they’re feeling.”
Asked if the heavy defeat was the worst of his career, Fenlon said: “It feels like it at the moment. We’ve had some bad days and this is a bad day.
“You have to learn, it’s as simple as that. Managers have to learn and players have to learn.
“It’s difficult at this stage to be too positive about anything so I’m disappointed with that.”