NEIL LENNON insists Hibs must improve if they are to make Europa League progress following their crazy 6-4 win over Faroese minnows Runavik last night.
The Easter Road outfit set up a second-round tie with Croatia’s Asteras Tripolis after winning through 12-5 on aggregate, but they suffered a scare before their eventual victory.
Lennon saw his side concede twice in the opening five minutes and were often exposed by the part-timers, with Klaemint Olsen netting a hat-trick over the game.
The Irishman said: “We scored six goals, but conceded four. We’re still very much in pre-season and some of the players needed a game.
“The back-three system was experimental and there were some things that need sorting.
“There were some good things, but some of the defending was a calamity.”
Two goals from Stevie Mallan and one each from John McGinn – returning to the side despite interest from Celtic – David Gray, Efe Ambrose and Lewis Stevenson made sure of the win, but Hibs were behind twice including a quick double from the hosts.
Ambrose scored an own goal after 40 seconds before Olsen grabbed his first. After going into the game with a five-goal lead, Lennon was angry to see his side start the game so poorly.
He added: “I wasn’t very happy. We were sloppy and complacent.
“I said before the game that I wanted us to be professional and we were anything but in the first 10 minutes.”