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Hearts Want Nine Points
Published : 06 May 2011 14:44:02Rss feed
Itis a tough ask for the Hearts but they are confident of getting the first three on Saturday Eggert Jonsson is looking forward to upsetting the race for the SPL title by helping hearts beat Rangers tomorrow. Rangers are still leading the pack by one point and Hearts could have a say in who will lift the SPL trophy, with successive game against Rangers and Celtic. Jonsson takes confidence from wins earlier in the season over both Celtic and Rangers, despite Hearts' recent dip in form. One win and five draws in their last six SPL games has seen Hearts struggle to wrap up third place - something which looked to be a formality. Dundee United are in fourth place now just eight points behind with nine points still up for grabs, including the three available for the 15 May game between the two teams and Jonsson says Hearts will go to Ibrox looking for a win. He said: "We beat them already this season, so they know what we're capable of doing. Although I don't think we've been at our best recently we know what they're going to do - they need the win. We're going to make it hard for them and try to win the game. We've been struggling for the last month. We've always been saying 'if we win this game it (the race for third place) should be over' but we've been throwing it away. We've not been at our best and we want to make it right." Jonsson insists the priority is wrapping up third place and he and the rest of the squad are firmly focussed on that alone. He went on: "All we're thinking about is ourselves. We play them both and we want to win every game. We'll do our best and hopefully we can get some points." Hearts' stuttering form was perhaps best illustrated by the recent draw with Motherwell, who came back from 3-0 down early in the second half to claim a point. Jonsson admitted complacency has played its part in the failure to secure third place by now. He said: "Maybe we looked too far ahead and thought we could relax and once we were in the lead. We need to learn from that and make sure once we're in the lead we can't concede easy goals like we have done." Hearts have been burdened by the expectation of clinching third place in recent weeks, but now Jonsson believes Rangers will be the ones feeling the heat. He said: "There's a massive pressure on them. They will see it as a massive opportunity to take a big step forward towards the title. It's going to be a hard game, there will be a great atmosphere and they'll be doing their utmost to get the win. We start with one point and we have to at least try and keep that and maybe even gain two."
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