We'll stick to our plan24 August 2022
FC Zurich come to Gorgie tomorrow night with a slender 2-1 lead after their win in the first leg on home soil in St. Gallen.
Rowles played the full 90 minutes in Switzerland, and knows tomorrow’s night game in Gorgie will be a different kettle of fish.
“This is one of the biggest games that I’ve been a part of. We’re ready to go and can’t wait to get started,” he told the press in his pre-match media conference,
“We’re just focused on our game plan. We know we’ve got to come from behind, but there’s a long 90 minutes ahead and time to get to the result that we desire. We’ll play our game, to our strengths, and we know we can get a result.
“They were very dangerous on the counter and that’s something that we focused on after the first leg. As long as we shore up when they counter, we know we’ve got a chance.”
Echoing the manager’s comments, Kye spoke of his belief that a packed Tynecastle can be the decisive factor in driving the JTs over the finish line.
“The fans are going to be the twelfth man,” he added.
“I’ve only played a handful of games at Tynecastle, but I can already see that the atmosphere that they bring is next level. I enjoy every second and I’m sure tomorrow night is going to be an even greater experience.
“You can see how much it means to everyone and to be out there in front of them is going to be special. We took plenty of positives from that first leg. We know what we have to do and we’re confident we can take the game to them and try and create positive passages of play.
“We’ll be focused for the full 90, knowing that if the opportunity comes, we’ll take it.”
You can catch Kye’s full press conference on Hearts TV.