First Team

Robbie: Long way to go

16th February 2016

Head coach admits his side have a long way to go before hitting the top.

Robbie Neilson has revealed his players are devastated at exiting the Scottish Cup at the hands of Hibs, and admits they've got some way to go to hit the heights that he wants to achieve.

The Jambos went down at Easter Road thanks to an early Jason Cummings goal, and the Hearts head coach was left to rue side's lack of potency in front of goal. 

Speaking to the media at full-time, he said: “We’re disappointed. It was a big game for us, the club and the fans and we failed to get through but we have to accept that and take it on the chin.

“We fought back well but didn’t manage to get the ball in the net. We had a good period of play in the second-half and a lot of chances and we didn’t take them.

“It was a big game for us but you have to take the highs and lows.

“We’re still building as a team. We’ve got a long, long way to go and I think tonight proves that."