First Team

Don't stop the count

7th November 2020

Robbie Neilson wants his players to keep their unbeaten run going after bagging win number seven this afternoon.

Hearts saw off Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-1 at Tynecastle thanks to sublime finishes from Steven Naismith and Liam Boyce.

Aware of the potential for a Hampden hangover following last week’s Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Hibs, the manager was pleased to come away with another three points and insists there will be no letting up from his side when they face East Fife on Tuesday night.

Speaking to Hearts TV at full time, Robbie said: “I’m delighted to get the win. I think it wasn’t the best of games, to be honest.

“I was quite concerned about coming into this game after the high of the semi-final and getting through, and all of the emotion that comes with that and the energy sapping that comes with that.

“You have to get yourself back up again. We spoke before the game about how it was going to be one of the hardest games because of that. To get the three points was the main thing.

“We’ve managed to get nine points out of nine so far in the section but, for me, we’ve won seven on the bounce so we want to win eight on the bounce.

“We need to make sure we keep this going so we’ll go there (to Methill) and we’ll be strong.

“We’ll make a couple of changes because we have to with international duty, but other than that we’ll be strong.”

Robbie’s interview is available to watch in full on Hearts TV by clicking here.