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Man City loanee accepts glaring miss as Celtic lose Old Firm derby to Rangers

On-loan winger Patrick Roberts reflected on his glaring miss during Celtic's Scottish Cup defeat against Rangers on Sunday.

Rangers knocked bitter Glasgow rivals Celtic out of the sem-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park by claiming a 5-4 penalty victory after the game had ended 2-2.

However, Celtic could have arguably gone on to win the game during regulation time had winger Roberts, who is on loan from Manchester City, not missed an open goal.

19-year-old Roberts has now gone on to speak regarding his moment of embarrassment and has accepted full responsibility for his terrible miss.

He said: "I felt like I'd let myself down, personally. Any other day, I would put that away. It just wasn't meant to be today, obviously. I'm just devastated, we all are. That's it. With the chance, I should have scored it. There are no excuses for that. Too much time? No, I should be scoring.

"In any other game I would be putting that away. It just came to me and I hit the side-netting. I was distraught. It happens in your career. You have bad moments and that is definitely my worst ever. It will probably be the worst I ever have.

"I wasn't nervous before the game. I knew what it was going to be like to play against Rangers and knew what I had to do. It just wasn't good enough from me. I will come back from this, though. Right now I'm very disappointed for myself and the team."

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