First Team

Perry takes positives

3rd April 2016

Perry Kitchen disappointed with Celtic loss, but focusing on Jambos' positive performance.

Perry Kitchen relished playing in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match at Celtic, but admitted he was gutted at the final outcome.

The American cap shone in the centre of midfield alongside Prince Buaben and Arnaud Djoum, nullifying Celtic’s threat through the middle.

Despite dominating possession, the Jambos slipped to a 3-1 defeat, however Perry can see the positives from Hearts’ performance.

Speaking at full time, he said: “Yeah definitely, these are the types of games that I want to play in. It was an incredible environment to come and play in. Celtic are a huge club and a good team, so it was a great matchup. But I’m disappointed with the loss.

“I thought we played well. We had some good opportunities but it’s a tough one to take obviously, with the loss. We lost, we didn’t get the points but there were definitely some good things out there.

“We wanted to come out in the second-half with a similar mentality. We liked our chances, if we were to get an early one, to kind of see the game out. They capatilised on their chance and it’s climbing uphill at that point, so it’s tough.”