Keep pushing, says Jorge31 March 2023
The race for third is on for the Jambos with a trip to tenth-placed Kilmarnock next up in the schedule as league business resumes following the international break.
Hearts signed off on a sour note just before the break, going down 3-0 to Aberdeen at Pittodrie, and Jorge pinpointed the key areas where improvement is needed as the men in maroon gear up for tomorrow’s trip to Ayrshire.
"We've had meetings about what went wrong, gone over it on video as well," he told the press ahead of the game.
“Look, we just weren’t good enough on the day. We all know that, but we’ve had the chance to work on things in training this week. Come Saturday, we’re hopeful we can put that into place. We really didn’t start well at Aberdeen so it’s important we address that quickly.
“Three points is up for grabs for them, but we’re hungry to get them as well. We’ve looked at what they do and we’re aware that we have to be alert at first and second balls. They’re very strong at set-pieces and score a lot of goals from there. We study that and then look to bring our own game.
“We have to concentrate on our point of view. We can’t worry too much about what they’re going to do, we need to focus on our game and not get dragged into anything. We need to be relaxed on the ball.
“It’s ours to lose. We’re in a position where we’re four points ahead and if we focus on ourselves and not what’s behind us – that’s important. The turnaround from where we were in the league before the winter break, we were off third by four or five points, was good, but we can’t rest on that and need to push for more.”