First Team

Bjorn: Doesn't matter who scores

27th November 2016

American hitman glad to notch Motherwell double but insists it doesn't matter who nets as long as team wins.

Bjorn Johnsen revealed his joy at hitting the net again for Hearts but insisted it didn’t matter who got the goals as long as the team won.

The American forward hit a double in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Motherwell, and was denied a hat-trick by an offside decision in front of his visiting family as Hearts returned to winning ways.

“It’s good for me to defend us as a group, not just the strikers,” he explained. “Everyone needs to get that we want to score goals, but as long as the team is winning, it truly doesn’t matter where the goals come from.”

“My family was there today, and I was happy to score in front of them, because we need more wins. My parents and my brothers were here today and at Hamilton too, so it’s good that they saw us get a victory.”

Next up for Hearts is the visit of Rangers to Tynecastle on Wednesday evening, with the Jambos aware that a victory would take them into second place in what is the quintessential “six-pointer”.

“We need to keep up with them, and we saw that they won today, we need to maintain momentum and we know a win puts us into second, so the motivation is there. 

“It’s not just me, all of us can give them problems, you saw how well Jamie Walker and Arnaud Djoum played today too,” he continued. “We give any team in the league problems. When we get ahead, we need to control the game and not just contain.

“This is the perfect moment for a game like this, and I hope I can maintain my performances. These are the games we want to play in, and Edinburgh will be buzzing.