First Team

Christophe's frustration

4th December 2017

Skipper unhappy with the way Saturday's match panned out.

Christophe Berra admitted he hadn’t been involved in scenes quite like those on Saturday as he reflected on a tumultuous draw with Hamilton Accies.

Jamie Brandon was dismissed for two bookings in the first half, before an eventful second half saw both Craig Levein and Austin MacPhee sent to the stand along with an exquisite Jamie Walker goal and a Xavier Tomas leveller.

“It was a long game with ten men, more than an hour, when everything was against us I thought we did well,” said the skipper. “We scored a good free-kick but lost a bad goal, which is disappointing.

“Today we had to dig in, last week was one way traffic, but we’re still trying for that win and finding it hard but a lot of teams would have crumbled under the circumstances but I thought we stayed strong.

“There’s a lot of frustration around right now, but even still, we need to just get on with it. I do know we’re desperate to get a win, and we’ll get back to that next week against Motherwell.”

Looking back on the ninety minutes, the Scotland international confessed that he had never seen events like those on Saturday first hand.

“I’ve never been involved in a game like that, it was strange and I can’t say what I would like to say. I’ve spoken to the referee and explained it as best I can, in the correct manner. It’s a hard job, don’t get me wrong.

“It was eventful, it got farcical at times, I waste half my energy disputing decisions at times. It’s hard to keep calm, especially when being booked early on. I slipped on the pitch, which didn’t help, and didn’t have a choice there."