First team

Stephen looking for complete performance

15 September 2023

Stephen Kingsley wants the Jambos to turn in a performance for the whole 90-minutes against Aberdeen on Saturday.


The defender believes that, having utilised the international break to regroup, now is the time turn on the style and kickstart the campaign.


Speaking to the media at the pre-match press conference, he said:


“When you play for Hearts, the pressure is always on you to win games of football. It doesn’t matter if you lose 1-0 or 4-0, when you come back into the changing room, it is not a nice atmosphere.


“We know the demands that the fans have on us, but we set ourselves demands as players and we haven’t met them anywhere near enough so far this season. We haven’t shown the fans enough. It’s poor goals that we have conceded, and we’ve not been creative enough in the final third.


“So, we need to look at the spells where we have done well and make sure we can turn that into a 90-minute performance and build confidence again. We believe in ourselves. We have shown in little spells, but nowhere near enough, but we are still confident that when we get it right, we will be in a much better position than we are now.


“The hunger from us as players is always there. Especially with our recent results. Saturday’s match is two teams that are in a similar boat and it’s going to be a massive match for us, and we’ll be doing everything we can to make sure we’re as well prepared as we can be.”