First Team

Reaction: Robbie Neilson

6th November 2021

Robbie Neilson was delighted with his team's performance as they hit Dundee Unitd for five in a thrilling encounter at Tynecastle.

"I thought in parts of the game we played really, really well after the disappointment of last week, especially the second half, to come back and have that belief," Robbie explained.

"We have good players and during the game, especially when they got back to a goal behind at 2-1 and then 3-2 you do think ‘should we change things and go more defensive' but we felt that with the quality we’ve got on the pitch we can always create chance and we got the goals that take us clear."

Ben Woodburn grabbed his first two goals in a maroon jersey in a man of the match performance, much to his manager's delight. 

"He is a top player. We see that every day in training and it will be a release to get those first goals. He has been putting a lot of pressure on himself to  score goals and to come up here and do well and i just think the goals were the final thing he needed to release him.

There was also a goal for Aaron McEneff who came off the bench late on to produce a wonderful finish for Hearts' fifth of the afternoon.

"He came last January when we were going for the title and this season the level of player in that area shot up and Aaron is fighting to get in there. He trains well every day and I said to him, 'when it comes you have to be ready' and he's managed to get on and score the goal because he does that hard work. I'm absolutely delighted for him."