Perry Kitchen insists Hearts’ best way of recovering from the heavy home defeat to Celtic is to get things right against St Johnstone on Wednesday.
Speaking to the press after Sunday’s game against the Glasgow side, the Skipper expressed his disappointment at the result but quickly turned his focus to Wednesday’s tie at McDiarmid Park.
“It’s tough. I think in the first half we had a couple of decent chances, but they were clinical with their chances. That’s why they’re champions, they’re a very good team,” said Perry.
“I thought we executed our game plan pretty well in the first half, the two goals apart. We wanted to press them and make it tough and I thought we did that.
“Things seemed to be swinging our way, we had momentum but they took their chance and it turned the game.
“But look, they’re a top team and take their chances very well and it’s hard to come back from that.
“The reality is it’s a quick turnaround this week and we have a lot to play for. We need to go out and get things right on Wednesday.