Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has slammed his side after they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at Tynecastle against Dundee last night, accusing his players of becoming “over complacent”.
Having gone 1-0 up, Hearts blew a half-time lead as Danny Mullen’s double sealed three points and lifted the Dens Park side off the foot of the Premiership table.
The Tynecastle boss was left frustrated as Hearts passed up a number of chances to extend their advantage before defensive slackness allowed Dundee to turn the game on its head and pick up the win.
“Very (frustrated)”, Neilson said. “We played very well in the first half. Created loads of good chances and were in total control.
“But we didn’t take these chances and started to get a bit over complacent.
“We didn’t do what we’d been doing in the first half.
“Second half we were too static with our play. It was all side to side and not enough penetration. But we need to do better.
“My biggest frustration with tonight to be honest was defensively. I thought we were very poor at the two goals.
“For the first goal, we let a midfield runner run off us, which isn’t good enough. Then for the second, we don’t deal with it at the back post. That’s basic football.
“We’ve had a brilliant defensive record recently. But at this moment in time, we’ve not and we need to get back to that.
“At our end of the park we should be miles better.”
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