ERIK SVIATCHENKO insists Ronny Deila still has the backing of his players despite the latest Hampden horror.
The Norwegian boss suffered his third Cup semi-final heartache with Rangers adding to the defeats from Ross County and Inverness Caley Thistle over the last two years.
Sviatchenko, who headed in to make it 1-1 after Kenny Miller’s opener, said: “I am 100 per cent behind the manager.
“It’s a massive club and this is our game, it’s the players’ game. We need to win the games and we are all behind the manager.”Sviatchenko, who came on as a first-half substitute for Dedryck Boyata, is also confident Patrick Roberts and Tom Rogic will recover from their misses at the national stadium.
On-loan Manchester City winger Roberts put a shot wide with the goal gaping before the interval and Australian midfielder Rogic fired the decisive penalty-kick wildly over the bar in the sudden-death shoot-out.
The Danish international defender added: “We will be behind everyone who needs it, but they are all strong characters and they will bounce back.
“Even though at this stage it is quite tough, but we are all behind each other. From this stage we have to move on and show character and attitude.”