First Team

Hibs Reaction: Daniel Stendel

26th December 2019

Daniel Stendel has told his team to stop giving others a head start before playing his way.

The Jambos dominated against their city rivals at Tynecastle but were two down after half an hour after gifting Hibs two goals.

The manager then saw his team play the way he expects them to play but insisted that the performance doesn’t matter if the scoreline favours the opposition.

“I think the way we played in the second half was how I expect my team to play in every game, but when we started playing that way we were two goals back,” he said. “We gave the opposition two goals today, like we have in every game. We had chances, but the feeling right now is, can we really score a goal?

“I know it’s not an easy situation, when I spoke with Ann, I wanted to help and I know that we haven’t taken a point in four games, so it’s frustrating. 

“I know the feeling is that it will never get better, but it will be. The second half performance was much better, but the result was not good.

“When we can play that way for 90 minutes and score goals, it will work, but today was frustrating, because nobody will care that the players had a good performance.

“I know from people at Hearts and my staff that this is the game everyone wants to win, so how we play doesn’t matter because we lost 2-0.

“The situation is very bad, but when we can change some things, some players and play the same way as the second half but score goals, we will win games.

“I know it’s difficult at the moment, and we need more games but we don’t always have enough games to do this in either.”