Peter Haring believes he and his teammates must show the same determination and fight in the weeks ahead if they are to build upon yesterday’s win over Motherwell.
The Austrian headed home in the 14th minute in what proved to be the winning goal at Tynecastle Park, though he admits ‘Well defender Charles Dunne may have got the last touch.
He doesn’t care who scored, however, as getting the three points was the most important thing and he hopes the result breeds confidence heading into the busy festive period.
“It was a good three points for us,” he said. “We were all happy when the referee blew the final whistle. It was a tough game.
“You can see that there wasn’t a lot of football but a lot of fighting. It’s pretty normal in a situation like this with a game every three days.
“We haven’t had the best of results, which makes it more difficult to see games out. I think we were a little bit nervous at the end but we were really focussed to make sure we got the three points.
“I think it was an own goal. I don’t really know how it happened. It was a good cross from Bozzie, I jumped for a header, felt some contact but I don’t know who headed the ball.
“I just heard our supporters cheering and that was it. I don’t care at all if I get the goal or not. I’m just glad we got the win.
“I hope that’s our bad spell over and that this result gives us more confidence. But all the games here are very hard and physical.
“You have to be at 100 percent to get the wins and it will be another tough game on Friday. I just hope we can continue from yesterday.
“It’s pretty tight at the top of the league. We had an excellent run at the beginning of the season and then we lost some points in the past few weeks.
“Now we have won again and we have to keep playing with the same energy and positivity.”