Diamond haunted by drubbing
Aberdeen's Zander Diamond says everyone is hurting following their embarrassing 9-0 thrashing by Celtic.
Last Updated: 08/11/10 10:15am
Aberdeen defender Zander Diamond says everyone at the club is hurting following their embarrassing 9-0 thrashing by Celtic.
The Dons were expected to be up against it at Parkhead, but few predicted the Bhoys would dish out such a heavy beating.
Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper were the chief tormentors for Aberdeen, helping themselves to a hat-trick apiece.
Aberdeen face Inverness on Tuesday, but Diamond thinks even six consecutive victories will not banish the memory of their record SPL defeat.
Diamond has confirmed everyone in the squad is at rock bottom and that many are struggling to comprehend just what transpired in Glasgow at the weekend.
"The boys are at rock bottom," he told the Daily Record. "Is this as bad as I've ever experienced? I would say so.
"Every player, member of the management and supporter is feeling as low as I do and it is a hard one to take.
"During the game, there was a feeling of disbelief at what was happening. To be honest, I'm still shocked.
"You are only as good as your last game and people can sum this one up in their own words.
"It hurts your pride. You have umpteen friends and family. You have coaches and whoever and you have let everybody down.
"I don't know what the history books say but everyone in the dressing room is despondent.
"We're in a state of disbelief and shock. It's the worst ever result in the SPL and it's not nice to have that record. This will be remembered for a long time to come.
"Even if we were to go on a run and win six straight games we are always going to be remembered as the team that was hammered 9-0 by Celtic.
'We'll get dog's abuse for this - and rightly so."