First Team

Gomis: In our hands

23rd February 2015

Midfielder admits title glory is within sight after Queens win.

The finishing line is in sight, according to Morgaro Gomis. The Senegalese midfielder admitted he was dreaming of glory as Hearts moved one step closer to the Scottish Championship title.

With Rangers winning on Friday night, the Jambos faced a tricky test against Queen of the South, with the Doonhamers having beaten both Hibs and Rangers at Palmerston Park this season.

Despite falling behind to a Danny Carmichael strike, Hearts showed great character to respond and goals from Billy King and Genero Zeefuik sealed a vital victory.

“This was a huge step to winning the title,” said Gomis. “We played our own game, didn’t focus on anyone else and got the result. And believe me, this was a big result.”

The fact that Hearts have only lost one match in the league this season, despite falling behind in four different matches, shows the resilience in the side.

Morgaro revealed that Robbie Neilson’s instructions stayed clear in their mind, despite the deficit.

“The manager tells us never to panic if we go behind, which we haven’t done a lot this season to be fair. He wants us to play it on the ground, which we did better in the second half.

“We were too direct in the first half and, as Queens are a good team, they were able to handle us. But we’ll never panic when we go behind because we know we’re capable of doing better.”

The ex-Dundee Utd man also added his thoughts to the idea that Hearts have failed to live up to their early season form, arguing that it doesn’t matter how you win, as long as you get the three points.

“We can win games when we’re not playing as well as we can. People think we’re struggling because we’re not winning games by 4 or 5 goals, but a win is a win and all we want is points.

“There’s still a long way to go, 11 games is basically a third of the season, so we know we have work to do.

“That said, the finishing line is in sight for us and we know that if we want to win the title, it’s in our hands.