First Team

Craig: "Mission accomplished"

8th December 2018

Craig Levein said it was “mission accomplished” today after Hearts picked up all three points against Motherwell.

The Jambos emerged victorious after Peter Haring’s first-half header sealed the win, in what was a scrappy Tynecastle encounter.

The manager praised his players for coming through a difficult spell and picking up the victory, stating it was imperative to get the win through any means possible.

"The mission was to get three points today and however we did that I didn't think was of primary importance.

“So, mission accomplished.

“It was very competitive, as Motherwell games always are. There were a lot of balls in the air, second balls were vital.

“The players were on a difficult run and confidence gets affected.

“We really needed to start picking up points again to have a foundation to build from.

“We started it in the Rangers game, although we didn't pick up any points. St Johnstone beating Aberdeen means that us going there during the week and getting a draw doesn't look quite so bad now.

“Overall, I'm really pleased. I'm relieved to get back to winning ways and hopefully we can kick on from here.”