Hearts manager Daniel Stendel has laid down the gauntlet to his Hearts squad ahead of the the Scottish Champions visit to Tynecastle tomorrow night. The Jambos are only ahead of bottom club Hamilton on goal difference and face a trip to North Lanarkshire at the weekend, meaning that the struggle for points is as important as ever for the Edinburgh side.
The ex-Barnsley manager spoke to the BBC and claimed that as a result of their appalling form, the Jambos have nothing to lose going into the game against Celtic and can only get a result from the game.
“The advantage is that the expectation is not so high. As we would say in Germany, you can only win.”
Neil Lennon’s title-chasers travel to the Capital tomorrow knowing that a win will take them five points clear of Rangers in what has been a fiercely contested tussle at the top of the league so far. Hearts, on the other hand, have been battling down at the bottom end of the league and Craig Levein’s successor is looking to be positive, despite their proximity to the Championship trapdoor.
“The main thing at the moment is not the style of play, it’s changing the mind and the head and at the moment that I’m positive,
“I like to change things, look forward to things. I hope we can see small steps then every day a little bit more. Then we can win games maybe before the start of the transfer window.”
The game at Tynecastle Park kicks of at 7:45pm and will be on BT Sport.
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