First Team

Isma: Of course I should have scored

7th November 2017

Isma disappointed with his late miss but admits Tynecastle return will give team and fans a huge boost.

Isma Goncalves cut a frustrated figure after Sunday's match against Kilmarnock as he admitted he can't wait for Hearts to return to Tynecastle.

Sunday's game was hanging in the balance at 1-1 when Isma saw a close range effort saved, which in turns lead to the visitors scoring from the subsquent counter attack.

Speaking to the press after the match, Isma expressed his unhappiness with the outcome but insisted Hearts' return to Tynecastle will give the team and fans a welcome boost.

"Of course I should have scored," said Isma.

"I wasn't happy about that at all and we also got punished because they scored right after. But sometimes that happens in football.

"I understand why the fans weren't happy, it's normal because of the results we've had. But we are working hard to improve and we need our fans to stick with us. 

"Murrayfield is a huge stadium and it's difficult when it's not full, but I could still feel the Hearts fans who were there and it's always great to play in front of them. 

"But of course, it's different at Tynecastle because it's more compact and the stadium is full. At Tynecastle the fans really are our 12th player.

"We are a big club with a massive support. It's still early in the season and coming back to Tynecastle can give us a fresh start."