Osman Sow claims Hearts’ table-topping form is down to good old-fashioned hard work.
The Jambos lead the pack having suffered only one defeat all season, bagging 20 wins from 24 in the process.
The Swedish striker believes his team-mates have carved their position at the top due to hard graft, and they must keep it up if they want to end the season as champions.
Speaking to the media this morning at Tynecastle, Osman said: “Hard work is the main factor that’s led us on this good run. We train hard and everybody believes, and that brings results.
“We definitely don’t think we’ve got the title in the bag. We’ve done the groundwork, and now it starts. We need to keep going and focus on every game.
“You need to focus on the football side and not look too much at the table and the points, just focus on doing your job on the football pitch.”
Hearts play Queen of the South tomorrow and last time out at Palmerston, the giant hit-man opened the scoring in what was a 3-0 Jambos win.
He knows the men in maroon will have to be at their best again to stand a chance of picking up all three points.
“They’re a good team, but we just need focus on what we do,” he said. “If we do what we’re meant to be doing then hopefully we’ll get there.
“Maybe teams now play with a little bit more respect. All teams fight, and we need to fight back.”