First Team

"This is our three points"

11th August 2014

Osman Sow reveals what sold him on Hearts, and why he knew the Jambos could still win at Ibrox despite late setback.

Ibrox match winner Osman Sow was in ebullient mood as he reflected on Hearts' stunning last-gasp victory over Rangers on Sunday afternoon to kick off the SPFL Championship season in style.

After taking the lead through Danny Wilson's header, Rangers looked to have stolen a draw before Osman burst through the heart of the Rangers defence and hammered a shot past Cammy Bell to send the 1700 travelling supporters into a state of rapture.

Post-match, the Swede admitted the preceding events were something of a blur, with the Jambos' winner coming ten seconds after the game had kicked off!

"It was good! We got three points, most importantly", said Osman. "To tell you the truth, I don't remember much about the goal, I just took a touch and knew I had to shoot if we were going to win."

The former Crystal Palace striker revealed that director of football Craig Levein, and head coach Robbie Neilson were crucial in convincing him to sign on at the Gorgie club, disclosing that their grand plan to make Hearts a force once more sold him on life in Edinburgh.

"I spoke to Craig Levein and Robbie Neilson, and they told me their plans for the club. They told me how they wanted the team to play, and how we were to act, and I liked what they had to say so I went for it. I had opportunities to go home to Sweden, but I want to make my mark here."

Finally, the 24 year old claimed there was no disappointment amongst the players when Rangers equalised late in the game - purely because he knew the game was still theirs to win. This fighting attitude will surely win plaudits from punters and pundits alike, as the Jambos seek to reclaim their spot back amongst the top sides in the Scottish game.

"I was thinking 'This is our three points, not theirs'. Of course I still believed, the game was there to be won. The atmosphere was incredible today, but it doesn't set a marker as such. All three points are the same, but it's good to get them on the table earlier if you can. Now we have a week of training and planning on how we win the next game."