First Team

First for Faycal

31st October 2016

Rherras opens his Hearts goalscoring account in the Highlands.

Faycal Rherras notched his first goal for Hearts in Saturday's pulsating 3-3 draw with Inverness.

The Moroccan international swung in a terrific cross aiming for Bjorn Johnsen but such was the ferocity in the delivery that it flew right into the net, although Rherras didn't care how he scored it.

“It was a cross and a shot,” smiled Rherras. “In the last two years, I have scored two goals like this. A cross like this is difficult for the keeper because he does not know if he comes out or stays in goal.”

Rherras praised his teammates for the spirit they showed in adversity following a tough week where they lost at Kilmarnock and then trailed twice in the Highlands.

Having put those behind him, the full back revealed his full focus was getting back to winning ways this weekend against St Johnstone.

“I am happy for me and happy for the team that I scored. We lost the last game against Kilmarnock. This draw is not a bad result but it is not good. In football, you never give up.

"At 1-0 and 2-0, we came back to 2-2. Then we came back from 3-2 to 3-3. It shows heart and that was important for us to get a point.

"Now we have to concentrate on the next game against St Johnstone.”