Hearts Women manager Eva Olid admits she is looking forward to being back on home soil this weekend as the Jambos prepare to host Aberdeen.
Only the unbeaten league leaders Rangers have left Oriam with all three points this season and Olid explains the size of the pitch is a key factor in Hearts’ impressive home form.
Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, she said:
“We have been so strong at home this season. It is a big pitch and one that not every team likes. But we are a team comfortable in possession and the pitch allows us to play the way we like to play.”
The Dons have earned many plaudits this season under new manager Clinton Lancaster for their positive style of play and Olid is expecting a tough, but enjoyable match this weekend.
“Aberdeen are a team that I like a lot, because they try to play football in a similar style to us.
“They have a lot of young players, but good players who have a lot of potential. They had a little dip in form, which can happen in football, but I think in their most recent games, they have been strong.
“They have been working so hard and I think they are back to their best version now.”
Hearts are looking to bounce back following a narrow defeat to Rangers during the week and with top-six rivals Hibernian and Partick Thistle about to embark on a tough run of fixtures, Olid views this as a chance to make inroads on their opponents.
“We wanted to get something from the Rangers game, and I think we could’ve, but we need to be so focused as the next three matches before the split are key for us.
“Our direct opponents are playing against the top three and that is an opportunity for us to step up, but we will have to be so good and fully concentrated to get three points in those games.”