Date: 6th May 2015 at 6:07pm
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Head coach Robbie Neilson has reflected on our late two all draw with Rangers at the weekend and again pointed to the fact Hearts have developed a never say die attitude to our season in 2014-15.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game that saw the Championship trophy delivered to Tynecastle for the first time, he explained.

‘It was a brilliant way to end the season. It almost felt like a win, to come back in that style. In a way, it sums up our whole season. We have belief and we fight until the end. We wanted to win, or at least get something from it. I couldn`t believe we were 2-0 down, we got into good positions and were wasteful. We lost two bad goals, but a draw was the least we deserved.’

With skipper Danny Wilson already announcing his decision to leave the club at the end of the season, and Genero Zeefuik returning to his parent club, Neilson knew that their performances on the day and all season were deserving of special praise.

‘It was great for Danny to get the trophy today, he deserves it. As a young coach coming in, your captain can make life difficult but he immediately backed me in training when I told the boys how I wanted to play. We won`t want to lose him, but I understand his reasons for leaving so he`ll depart with fond memories and the best wishes from everyone here.’

As for Zeefuik, he added.

‘With Genero, he did everything asked of him from the moment he arrived. We needed someone to lead the line, and he was brilliant. To get 12 goals in under 4 months just shows his quality. We`d love to keep him, but he`s got a few years left at Groningen and he`s on good money – he took a wage cut to join us – so it`ll be difficult to sign him, but if that`s the case we thank him and wish him all the best too.’

Ending his interview that featured very few words about the game itself, Neilson had praise for his boss – club owner Ann Budge who paraded the trophy on the pitch for the celebrations.

‘Ann deserved her moment with the trophy, she`s the one who saved the club. If it wasn`t for her, this wouldn`t have happened today, we wouldn`t be here today. She loves the club, and wants the best for everyone. She`s not in it for her own personal gain, and to have someone like that running the club for the fans is nothing short of a blessing.’

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