First Team

Daniel: Same again

3rd March 2020

Daniel Stendel has urged his players to build on their performance against Rangers when they take on Hibs in Leith this evening.

The Jambos booked a semi-final showdown with their city rivals thanks to a dominant display against Rangers on Saturday and now head to Easter Road in search of three points and the city bragging rights.

Speaking to the media ahead of tonight's Derby, Daniel was clear in terms of what will be required of his men on the night.

“The Rangers result was good for everyone; the team, the staff, the supporters. I told the players to enjoy this moment but on Sunday morning the only thing in our head was Hibs," he said.

“We focused heavily on our defensive work in recent weeks. There was a big improvement against Rangers. Our problems haven’t been about high press or no press, it’s been about discipline and concentration. The biggest thing for me about the Rangers game was how good our discipline was and this must be the case against Hibs as well.”

“We need the same attitude, mentality and quality in our game in order to win the points at Easter Road.

“We have done everything we can to be as prepared as possible. The league is so important and of course it’s against Hibs. My first game against them was not so successful and I hope the second one is better."

You can watch Daniel's press conference in full HERE.