Eva: We had opportunities

04 February 2023

It was the polar opposite of a 2-0 defeat the Jambos suffered at the hands of the league leaders in September. 

Hearts struggled to lay a glove on City that day, but in perhaps another example of the progress this side continues to show under Olid, the Jambos were extremely unlucky to at least not get on themselves on the scoresheet in the third meeting of the sides this season. 

At the other end, City were ruthless, punishing the few mistakes Hearts made in the match and goals from Emily Whelan and Amy Muir saw them take all three points. 

“In the first half we tried to be a bit more organised, but after the goal we wanted to go and press higher," said Olid. 

“At the end of the day, you have to be yourself against any team, always. You have to try to play your football and now we have nothing to lose against the top three.

“I feel the goals were a bit avoidable. The first one is a second ball where they get a bit lucky and the second is a simple mistake from us. We lose the ball in our half and that is avoidable.

“Against the top three we have to be so focussed to reduce the simple mistakes as much as possible.

“But, we had opportunities today. We worked so hard during the 90 minutes. We were 2-0 down and the players were still wanting to score and attack to go get something out of the game and for that I am so proud of them"

It's an international break up next, before the Jambos return to action with a mouthwatering Edinburgh derby against Hibernian. 

“We will have a break now because that is important. The mental side needs a little rest, as the last month has been non-stop. So we will have some days off now, but we will keep the high demands in training in order to keep improving."