Caley Thistle midfielder Danny Williams pointed the finger of blame at referee Craig Thomson after his side’s 1-0 defeat by Celtic on Saturday.
Williams believes Thomson should have awarded a foul in favour of his side, in the build-up to the goal, that saw Celtic take all three points on Saturday.
Williams appeared to be fouled by Hoops captain Scott Brown before the Premiership champions broke up the field and netted the only goal of the game courtesy of John Guidetti’s strike.
The 26-year-old felt the referee made the wrong decision and could not resist wondering what his side could have taken from the game had the goal been chalked off.
Williams said: “The referee has ended up saying he gave us advantage but I don’t see how we got any advantage from that. They just went up the park and took their chance. It was clearly a bad decision.
“I looked up to pass it to Ross Draper but Scott Brown knocked me in the back. I was off balance when I tried to pass it. The lads stopped and it’s punished us in the end.
“We set out with a gameplan to hit them on the counter and play our football whenever we could. It’s Celtic, they’re going to have chances. But I felt we kept them to a minimum. We had many chances at the end and we could have nicked a draw if not won it, so it’s disappointing.”
The result moved Celtic level on points with Inverness, who next week face high-flying Hamilton, who are just a point above John Hughes’ side in second place.
Williams reckons Caley Jags can take heart from their showing at Parkhead when they come up against the Lanarkshire outfit.
He added: “We want to improve every week. We have to look to the next game and try to get three points to stay up near the top of the league as long as we can.
“The aim was to stay in the league and now we want to push for top six and improve on last year if possible.
“Against Celtic I thought we gave as good as we’ve got, so we’ll try and keep that going. I thought we could have had a couple of goals towards the end.
“We’ve been pretty consistent through the beginning of the season. We managed to beat Celtic at our place and we were unlucky this time around.”