Date: 24th September 2015 at 8:14pm
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Having fallen behind to Kilmarnock last night in the Scottish League Cup, head coach Robbie Neilson said he never waivered in his belief that we could get back into the game and go on to win.

Twice Hearts had to come back from behind in the game, but taking a three two victory with a brace in injury time left the gaffer delighted.

Speaking to the Official Site as we booked our place in the next round of the competition a pleased Neilson explained that for him the character shown to battle back was the perfect way to draw a line under our recent losses.

‘I always thought we would get back and get something out of the game, as in getting the extra time. I felt that even at the start of the game we played well and passed it pretty well. It was a poor goal again from a cross into the box. It gave them a lift and then I thought the rest of the first-half was evens.’

Second half he was definitely impressed with the reaction of the players to the words that were said at half time.

‘The second-half we played some nice football at times, we had a lot of play but just couldn`t get the goal. Eventually we get it and they go up the park and get another. You shouldn`t be coming to Rugby Park and have to score three goals to win and the way that we played in the game, but to get the goal and then go again and get the third goal was fantastic and great spirit.’

With a trip to Celtic Park on Saturday after recent losses in the league, Neilson admitted it would be a good boost for the players because it brings an end to the losing run and hopefully we can build on that bit of momentum now and take something from a tough and tricky game at the weekend.

The fact we didn’t need extra time either is a bonus.

‘It helps us a little bit in that we go to Celtic Park on Saturday and we don`t have extra time to go into, that was a worry as well.’

As for the double comeback, Neilson went on to say that it shows his belief in the camp and the camp’s belief in themselves.

‘It shows belief. They always want to keep going and keep going. They were 2-1 down and pushing for the goal and I`m shouting from the side to try and get them a bit more disciplined. They all want to score goals and it`s good to see that but you need to keep disciplined to make sure you don`t lose any more goals. You do that and it gives you the platform to go and score more goals. I`m starting to get the players back and get them fit as well. We`re starting to get there and get some fitness as well.’


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