Cammy Devlin says the unity between players and fans was the main reason why Hearts are through to the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round.
All four sides of Tynecastle Park rocked on a historic European night for the club – seeing off Rosenborg of Norway 4-3 on aggregate to set up a thrilling shootout for a spot in the group stages with PAOK of Greece in the next round.
Players and supporters united together to achieve this momentous result, with Cammy admitting that this was the loudest they had heard Tynecastle in a long time.
“Incredible. What a special night for the club,” he told Hearts TV. “We could have made it easier for ourself by not going down a goal early! But look, it shows the character that we’ve got within this squad. It’s the character that’s been drilled into this squad.
“The fans created a special atmosphere, and it’s nights like these that we thrive off. I talked yesterday about how patience was going to be the key word, and that’s what it took tonight. I’m just buzzing. It’s happy days.
“Every individual stood up to the challenge. It doesn’t get much better than European nights at Tynecastle. We experienced it a few times last year, but this one probably tops it all. Me and a few other boys who have been here a while can vouch that that’s the loudest we’ve ever heard Tynecastle.
“The fans pay so much money to come and back us, so tonight was us giving a little something back. We could feel their support out there and it gave us the spark to keep running that little bit further. They’re a big factor as to why we’re through to the next round.”