First Team

'We must deal with situation'

25th February 2017

Ian Cathro wants his team to deal with difficult moment after Partick Thistle loss.

Ian Cathro has already turned his sights to Wednesday night’s Ladbrokes Premiership game against Ross County, after Hearts fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Partick Thistle today.

Goals in each half from Kris Doolan and Liam Lindsay were enough to sink the Jambos, and the head coach has admitted the perfect way to bounce back from a challenging week is to take three points against the Staggies in four days time.

Speaking at full time, Ian said: “We face up to the situation we’re in. We understand it, we’re aware of it and we have to deal with it.

“We can get out of the difficult moment by winning the game on Wednesday night. And winning the game after that.

“Ultimately no, we didn’t get the response that we were looking for. We wanted to win the game, we wanted to perform in a more dominant way, so no.

“What this situation is, is it’s a difficult moment. We said on Wednesday night that that was a game of such magnitude that we didn’t do enough to give everybody what they needed to see from the team they love.

“Today, we’ve not done it either. So everything that was said on Wednesday, it’s the same situation. And we have to progress. It’s the same situation.

“This is what happens in these difficult situations. A variety of people will have them one, two, three times a season. It could happen and does happen and it goes round and round.

“What’s important is that everyone is together, is clear in their minds of what their responsibilities are, and right now everybody’s responsibility is to find more, to be clear and honest with themselves as to what they’re giving, what everybody’s giving each other and that is what through time earns back the trust of the fans.

“I want the fans to come and expect us to be perfect from the start of the game. I want them to be what they are. I want them to be how they feel.

“That’s what makes playing for this club a little bit more difficult than playing for other clubs. It matters so much and they’re powerful. I want them to feel how they feel and be how they are.”