Nigerian defender, Efe Ambrose, has says Hibernian would been fighting ‘toe-to-toe’ with his former club, Celtic, at the top of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) table, but for their poor home form.
Hibs have won just four of their 11 matches at home this season, a sharp contrast to their results on the road where they have lost only two of their 13 fixtures, the second of those coming against Celtic which they lost 1-0 last weekend.
They face their first home match of 2018 when they play Motherwell on Wednesday night (tonight). after going through a tough schedule of three away games in the space of six days.
And Ambrose states that it is time for Hibs to finally make home advantage count. And to accomplish that, he insists that they must match their performance against Celtic last weekend.
“I think we deserved something out of the Celtic game,” Ambrose told Edinburgh News.
“They are the best side in the country by a mile so we have to take the positives into the Motherwell match. But we know how good they are so we need to perform. As the gaffer says, to win you have to earn it and to do that you have be give your best, particularly at home.
“In the first half of the season, we haven’t pressed home that advantage, if we’d won our home games we’d be toe-to-toe with Celtic.
“I don’t know what is wrong, but we are working hard to make the second half of the season much better than the first.”