First Team

St Mirren Reaction: Daniel Stendel

12th March 2020

Daniel Stendel was left bitterly disappointed with the manner in which Hearts fell to defeat at St Mirren but has vowed not to give up the fight to avoid relegation.

The Jambos left Paisley empty handed after Jon Obika’s early second-half strike bagged the Buddies all three points.

Though far from impressed by his side’s showing, Daniel insists he’ll fight to the very end and expects his players to do the same.

"It was a big disappointment,” he said. “From the first moment we were not ready for this game. We did not play how we wanted and St Mirren played how we expected.

“Not everybody was ready to take on this fight and win this duel. This is the biggest disappointment. We conceded a goal in the second half and again it was more our fault than a great chance, but it decided the game.

“There are no reasons for a performance like this. I expected a bit different but when you play a first half like that, no-one expected a performance like that.

"I said to the players that it's not the final decision but it's a big punch for us, especially after last week.

"I can say that I never give up and I expect this from my players. No matter whether we win or lose, we cannot play with so little fight for our position in the league and for our club.”