Hearts captain Christophe Berra is refusing to take anything for granted despite a favourable Scottish Cup draw.
Should the Jambos defeat Partick Thistle in their Scottish Cup quarter-final replay, they will face Championship side Inverness in the semi-final.
Despite what looks to be a straightforward path to the Scottish Cup final, Berra is not getting carried away.
“We are not daft. It is all about attitude and application” he told the Edinburgh Evening News.
“But yes, we have never done anything easy at Hearts. We will do it the hard way and our aim is to win the cup.”
Berra is being sensible, particularly when you take Hearts’ 1-1 draw with Partick into account.
The Tynecastle side dominated practically the entire game, but were unable to add to Berra’s early goal.
The inevitable equaliser followed in the second-half, and now the Jambos face a replay against a Thistle side with nothing to lose.
Hearts really should defeat Partick and then Inverness, reaching their first Scottish Cup final in seven years.
But cup football is rarely that simple. Craig Levein and Berra will be telling the Hearts players to take matters one game at a time.
The Hearts support will no doubt be excited at the prospect of a cup final. But that is for the future. No matter how easy the fixtures look on paper, Partick then Inverness will be tough games.