RONNY DEILA has backed Scott Brown over diving claims and said: “My captain is no cheat.”
But Deila said: “Scott Brown is the last man in the world anyone can accuse of diving. He is a tough guy. It’s hard for me to say what happened because I haven’t seen it again – but it’s not a big issue for me.”
More worrying for Deila was his side’s lack of fire against a team they’ll have to see off at Hampden next weekend in the Scottish Cup semi-final to keep their treble dream alive.
He said: “That’s going to be a tough game. Inverness are the third team in the league. Few teams have done it before, winning the treble and you can see why it’s difficult.
“This shows the game next Sunday is going to be even. You need to be up for every game and be ready, but this was a disappointing performance.
“We had a lack of energy and were a second too late in our challenges. We didn’t get the tempo we wanted on the ball.
“We didn’t create the chances we wanted, either.
“Even though we had a lot of possession we didn’t create so much to score another goal.
“We controlled the game, but one point is all we got and that’s probably what we deserved.
“We just need to make it right when we play Kilmarnock on Wednesday.”