First Team

Bobby determined to bounce back

29th October 2018

Bobby Zlamal has held his hands up for making an error during yesterday’s Betfred Cup semi-final that led to a second goal for Celtic, but is looking to immediately bounce back against Hibernian on Wednesday night.

Trailing 1-0 after a contentious penalty, Hearts gave themselves a mountain to climb when the Czech ‘keeper – who has been in brilliant form all season – spilled a Callum McGregor shot, which allowed James Forrest to nip and stab home Celtic’s second goal of the afternoon.

Bobby, devastated at conceding a goal in such fashion, has apologised to the fans for the mistake but knows the importance of Wednesday’s Edinburgh derby and is looking forward to putting things right.

“I don’t know if it (the penalty) was or not,” he said. “It’s a lottery. And of course the second goal, Michael Smith, he touch it a little bit but it’s my mistake.

“I have to say sorry to all fans, to everybody because it was my goal.

“Mistakes belong to football so I tried to forget it early and catch everything after that.

“It was my goal, it wasn’t good but you have to forget and move on quick, keep going.

“Afterwards you can analyse it but it’s my mistake. I will repeat: I have to say sorry!

“I always try to do my best. Everybody can make mistakes. Bad timing but I have to forget it. I don’t know what fans will do but I love them.

“It was a big opportunity for us. We play in front of 60,000 fans. For me it was the biggest game in my career.

“I hope we forget about it as soon as possible. I hope we win on Wednesday and it will be good.

“We are very, very disappointed, we thought chance we could be in the final. 

“An unlucky game but we have to forget it because the next match is very important for everybody.”