First Team

Naisy striving for better

10th November 2019

Steven Naismith believes Hearts can do even better than yesterday’s 5-2 win over St Mirren.

The Scotland striker made a goalscoring return in a maroon shirt, notching the opening goal at Tynecastle as the Jambos put five past the Buddies.

Happy with the performance, Naisy insists they can do even more in a bid to start climbing the league table.

“It was a good performance, even though there’s things we can be critical of, but we need to enjoy the win,” he said. “It’s much needed. It’s one step though, we aren’t out the woods yet, we need to build momentum.

“It was a home game, you’re looking at the fixture list and thinking this is a game we should win.

“We have good players and we should be attacking teams and the opposition should be struggling to come here and holding on at times.

“We made it slightly harder but we did that. What we’ve shown from last season is that we have good players. Just because it’s not gone to plan so far doesn’t mean we have bad players.

“We need to create more chances, but if you can criticise us it’s that we weren’t good enough defensively, we’ll need to get better. Overall, we’re a good team though.