First Team

These are the games we must win

21st November 2015

Robbie Neilson was disappointed with his side's overall performance against Dundee.

Robbie Neilson was disappointed with his team’s inability to kill off the game as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Dundee.

The Jambos started the game brightly and deservedly took the lead on 23 minutes courtesy of an Arnaud Djoum header. The Head Coach was less than impressed with his side’s second-half performance, however, in which Dundee sealed a share of the spoils.

Speaking to the press post-match, Robbie said:

“Yeah I’m disappointed. I thought we started really well, went a goal ahead and had numerous chances.

“It then went a bit flat and nobody really had any control of the game in the second-half. So yeah I’m disappointed, we should be picking up three points.”

Hearts were forced into a re-shuffle on the half-hour mark when Billy King came off with an injury. Morgaro Gomis came on in place of him, but Robbie felt they lost a bit of their attacking threat as a result of King's departure. 

“Losing Billy was a blow, he’s got lots of energy and gives us an outlet. But we should still have enough to go and win the game.

“I put Gavin Reilly on to try and get the second goal and kill the game, but it didn’t happen and I just felt that we weren’t at it today.

“The most frustrating thing is that Aberdeen get a chance to leapfrog us tomorrow, so that’s disappointing.”