First Team

Ian's frustration

12th February 2017

Ian Cathro felt his side could have played better in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Hibs.

Ian Cathro admitted to feeling a sense of frustration following Hearts’ goalless draw with city rivals Hibs on Sunday afternoon.

In a closely contested Edinburgh derby, neither side managed to break the deadlock and the fixture will now go to a replay at Easter Road on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Speaking to the press post-match, the Head Coach said:

“We could have played better.

“There were lots of breaks, stoppages and fouls and the game just failed to come to life. That was the frustrating part.

“We could have played more football. But the most pleasing factor at the end of all that is that we dealt with the frustration, we stayed focused and sharp.

“So I see a team that became stronger and the togetherness is good.

“We’ll be more prepared for the replay because we’ve been through this game.

“We’re frustrated about not being able to do what we wanted to today, but we look forward to the replay and it’s a chance to get it right.”