Hibernian missed their chance to win the tournament for the fourth time and Jack Ross is hopeful to win another trophy.
lost 3-0 toSt Johnstone
on Saturday and with Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, and Aberdeen missing from the last four, Hibs missed out on their chance to win the tournament for the fourth time.
But Hibernian head coach
“Whether we were first favorites or fourth favorites is irrelevant. Trust me, when you are in this position it doesn’t make the disappointment or soreness any different.
“It’s as painful if you were rank outsiders to win the tournament. When you get so close to getting to a final then it hurts regardless.”
Hibs had their chance to score the opener but Jamie Murphy and Jackson Irvine both hit the frame of the goal.
Jason Kerr was able to score the opener in the 35th minute and then it was followed by Shaun Rooney’s 49th-minute and Craig Conway’s 62nd-minute goals.
Ross was angry because of his side’s response to the second goal and understood fans would have the same reaction.
“I am desperately disappointed we haven’t rewarded them for what they have had to go through this season and the backing they have given us,” he said.
“I’m bitterly disappointed, because it’s my responsibility, that I haven’t produced a team that has provided a better performance in the final 35 minutes.
“Any disappointment, frustration, anger they will have is well deserved in terms of the final scoreline, which is always the most important thing, and in our failure to get to a final.
“We are putting ourselves in a position to get to finals and we have not done over these two games but we need to continue to try and do that.”
He added: “It’s always a challenge when players have suffered a disappointment but it’s my job.
“I am as sore as any of them. But it’s my responsibility to make sure that myself and my staff set that example and drag the players along with us.
“We have still got a huge amount to play for this season, not only in the league but hopefully in another cup competition as well.
“The reality of football is you can’t feel sorry for yourself for very long because there is another game coming along quickly and we have got a difficult one on Wednesday.”
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